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Everybody hates Esperanto
timelike01 at 7:39AM, April 10, 2008
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Here's a simple concept: If you don't like Esperanto, you don't have to speak it. But despite that simple fact, there are those who have what I call in irrational hatred for Esperanto. Why is that?

I'm of the mind that there are things that are much more worthy of condemnation that Esperanto. Like how about international terrorism? And I can't say it enough times: If you don't like Esperanto, you don't have to speak it! Let the rest of us slobs who appreciate it speak it and promote it. Anti-Esperanto folks love to talk about how “unpopular” it is. As if being unpopular makes something bad. Well, in the free nations of the world, people should have the right to practice unpopular ideas. It's not going to hurt anybody. Like I said before, Esperanto is nowhere near as bad as terrorism. Besides, Esperanto is like stamp collecting. Stamp collecting may not be popular, but it's not something worthy of high condemnation like terrorism!

Anti-Esperanto folks also like to say that Esperanto is dead. But in order for something to be dead, it has to be 100 percent dead. Not 99.9 percent or 99.999 percent. I mean, if there are at least two million Esperanto speakers worldwide as well as thousands of books and web sites written in the language, then how can Esperanto be dead? The only way it could be dead is if all Esperantists were dead and all written records of the language were completely destroyed. Yup! After all that, Esperanto would be dead.

“But Esperanto's unpopular! You can't do something that unpopular!” Oh yes I can! Because freedom of choice gives me the right to do unpopular things. And if you haven't heard me the first couple of million times, if you like Esperanto, you don't have to speak it!
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Custard Trout at 7:52AM, April 10, 2008
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Can you put these in the Debate and Discussion forum so that we can ignore them properly? Thanks.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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TheMidge28 at 9:48AM, April 10, 2008
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I concur with Custard.
You have started many threads which may be better suited for D&D forum.
I don't know what Esperanto is and I alrady hate it because of this thread. -___-
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Product Placement at 10:31AM, April 10, 2008
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It was a made up language that was supposed to become the universal second language. That way no one could go: “I don't want to learn English. I'm happy with my French. Now where's my baguette?”

At the hight of it's popularity around 2 million had learned it but then it fell flat on its face because no one wanted to learn it since so many hadn't done it yet. It's the same situation with the early picture phones. No one wanted it because they knew no one who had one.

I think today there are more people who speak Klingon then Esperanto.


Edit: Wow.

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crazyninny at 1:07PM, April 10, 2008
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Product Placement


If thats a real book, I'll buy you a steak dinner.
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Salsicoruc at 6:05PM, April 10, 2008
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I dislike it and I DID have to speak it because one year when I was a little kinder in middle school they had a mandatory Esperanto course alongside our Latin and Logic classes, instead of something that would be more practical in South Carolina. Like Spanish. Or Swahili.

It was admittedly a screwed up school though. And private.

I admire the efforts of Esperanto, but am not impressed by the results.
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StaceyMontgomery at 6:11PM, April 10, 2008
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One of my favorite movies, “Incubus” is filmed entirely in Esperanto. It's almost as good as “The Beast of Yucca Flats” (which may as well be in esperanto anyway).


Meanwhile, the klingon hamlet:
http://www.amazon.com/Klingon-Hamlet-Lawrence-Schoen/dp/0671035789/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207876317&sr=8-1
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crazyninny at 6:57PM, April 10, 2008
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Meanwhile, the klingon hamlet:
http://www.amazon.com/Klingon-Hamlet-Lawrence-Schoen/dp/0671035789/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207876317&sr=8-1

Son of ah-!!! Damnit!!! Now I got to buy Product a steak dinner!!! >_<
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Product Placement at 1:49AM, April 11, 2008
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I'll take it with maple spice seasoning.



What? I'll like that spice.
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