On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> wrote:
> When I first read this I didn't think twice about it, because Gerard has
> often gone over the 30 message limit, so nothing new. But after reading
> later comments I see that he was disrespectful? I don't think so. I checked
> and indeed he didn't go over his limit in January. The only disrespectful
> thing I could find in his recent edits was his remark that he is not a
> collaborator because his cultural heritage assumes "collaborators" are
> "nazis", which is offensive in English. I would like to point out here that
> the word collaborator really does mean nazi in Dutch. It's one of many
> translation challenges, so there is even a Wikipedia article that spells it
> all out:
> https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaboratie
> It's little things like this that make adding English-language Tech news to
> the Dutch Village pump a bit controversial btw.

Thanks for the note, Jane. Everyone should keep cultural differences
in mind--it's a source of strife on this list, to be sure, to say
nothing of my marriage, and I suppose the entire Internet.


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