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GNU/Smug announcement:

We are likely to lose the domain in the next few days. It's not 100% yet, but likely. All services are being moved to

Unfortunately it's impossible to change the domain name of a Pleroma instance because of how federation works. That means GNU/Smug is going cease opperations early Saturday. If you want to keep posting on the fedi then I suggest that you export your follows ASAP and move on to another instance ( is good)

I think we had a good run, but it is what it is.
@aven @astheroth Ha, did this post take a while to federate?

You're correct:

> The principle is often defined in one of two versions: the strong hypothesis, which was held by some of the early linguists before World War II,[1] and the weak hypothesis, mostly held by some of the modern linguists.[1]

But back around the time of the comment, that paragraph read:

> There is controversy whether this a scientific hypothesis or more of a political notion.[2] During World War II this claimed principal was used to advance nationalistic views by Nazi Germany, claiming their intellectual superiority over others[3], but has been reexamined by scholars since the late 1980's and on, without the context of racism, nationalism or a hierarchy of intellectual capabilities.[4]
@aven @astheroth Ha, I had no idea that Sapir-Whorf was so beloved by the literal Nazis.

It's a feedback loop, Sapir-Whorf is half the picture; the next iteration of thoughts affects the next iteration of the language, and it's not quite as clear-cut. (The distinction between articulated/articulatable knowledge is also important.) I would have comments on this but I think you about summed it up.

But I don't think the rank-and-file screeching communist types you interact with usually think of that kind of thing, but language is a tribal signifier so people identify with that tribe and those terms and their exact definitions get really important to them.

It seems that freespeechextremist is having some trouble

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