What's the neatest way of getting dictionary entries in a specified order?
cl at isbd.net
Thu Mar 9 08:07:51 EST 2017
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:45 PM, Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> >> So you assume that you'll never meet someone from another culture?
> >> Okay. I'm pretty sure that counts as bigoted, but sure :)
> > Chris: I think that remark was uncalled for. You'd made a perfectly valid
> > point about names not always working how we think. At that point, I think
> > it's up to each person to decide their own approach based on their own
> > knowledge of their own circumstances.
> Yep. He's free to assume that not one of his friends will be from any
> culture other than his own. It just happens to be a bigoted viewpoint.
I think I probably have more friends from 'other cultures' than most
as I lived in the arab world for ten years and have spent a
considerable time in various other places too.
I personally am not upset when people elsewhere have a problem with my
name because it doesn't fit *their* norms so I don't expect them to
get all upset when the same happens the other way around. It's
inevitable that things like this will happen, one just lives with it
or works around it.
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