Race/gender analogy - someone once linked to a great one once: help?

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TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 08-Nov-12 10:51:17

Could anyone help me out here? Somebody once posted a really interesting article, which satirized the idea that women are just being silly when they complain about manmade language etc, by imagining an alternative reality in which it was race which determined language rather than gender (so black people had different honorifics, and so on).

I can't find it anywhere, and would really like to see it again - am teaching Woman on the Edge of Time, and suddenly remembered the article when I was thinking about preparation.

If anyone can remember what this was, or tell me how to find it, I'd be very very grateful!

Thanks!

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Thu 31-Jan-13 17:14:02

Is this it? I haven't re-read to check if it matches what you say as I'm on my phone.

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~evans/cs655/readings/purity.html

(realise the course is probably finished now grin)

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