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ADS-L Digest - 13 Apr 1998 to 14 Apr 1998 98-04-15 00:00:00
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Topics of the day:

1. Peace - in any language
2. cleaning your monitor screen (2)
3. modern use of "gruntled" (2)
4. 3rd Humor Studies Seminar


Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 23:07:38 -0500
From: Mike Salovesh
Subject: Re: Peace - in any language

Ross Chambers wrote:
> One aspect of the Irish Peace agreement reached at Easter, summarised in
> the Irish Times, underlines the importance of matters of language.
> Regards - Ross Chambers
> << The agreement yesterday between the British and Irish
> governments and the political parties in Northern Ireland
> aims to end almost 30 years of bitter civil and sectarian
> conflict and lay the foundations of peaceful coexistence
> between the two communities in Northern Ireland, and
> between the North and the South.
> The importance of respect for and tolerance of the Irish
> language, Ulster-Scots "and the languages of the various
> ethnic communities" is explicitly recognised. The British
> government is to take "resolute action" to promote the
> Irish language.>>

As another piece of peace, did anyone else notice -- both in the above
quote and in what ex-Senator Mitchell and President Clinton have said on
TV -- how careful these sources are to avoid saying "the two sides", or
anything of that sort? "Two sides" would be fighting words; "two
communities" strike me as words of peace. They emphasize the common
humanity rather than the opposition. That in itself is a great advance.

-- mike salovesh
anthropology department
northern illinois university PEACE !!!