Friday, March 25, 2011

How Does It Appear To You? Welcome to Palispeak

An AP report on the work of 'militants':-

A bombing on Wednesday killed a British tourist in Jerusalem, and earlier this month five members of an Israeli family were slain while they slept in a West Bank settlement. Both attacks appeared to be the work of Palestinian militants.

Palispeak (*).

A media and academia problem.


(*) My new term for the langauge and the terms the media has adopted to avoid all pretense of possibly accusing Arabs of the former territory of the British Mandate of Palestine of being and doing what the actually are and do.

Please note: Pali-speak is something else:


The word Pali means "the Text", though it has now come to be the name of a language. Magadhi was the original name for Pali. It was the language current in the land of Magadha during the time of the Buddha. The elements of Pali can be mastered in a few months, Pali opens one's ears to the Dhamma and the music of the Buddha's speech. This little book on Pali is intended to be an elementary guide for beginners.



Anonymous said...

the sds were militants, because the majority of the nam peace movement did act in a peaceful manner, and the majority condemned their behavior.

while the pa leadership mouths faux condemnations...then names city centers after terrorists, i have yet to see even one protest aimed at the actions of these so called militants

to me, it means the majority of arabs agree with this type of behavior...making them all militants

which means there are no militants...only arabs israel sure the bus bombing originated with hamas operatives?

what if the action originated with pa operatives? what then?

Bill Poser said...

What may be a useful analogy for some is that Pali is to Sanskrit roughly as Vulgar Latin/Early Romance is to Classical Latin. Roughly speaking, it is a somewhat simplified version of Sanskrit.