[Israel.pm] Joel on us

Gaal Yahas gaal at forum2.org
Mon Dec 6 04:20:22 PST 2004

On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 01:39:53PM +0200, Uri Bruck wrote:

> http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2004/12/04.html
> and Whorf isn't debunked by a longshot.

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is still very much controversial. And this
short article has absolutely nothing in the way of evidence for the
declaration it makes. Spolsky hasn't shown in any way that Israelis are
in fact more likely to do things /davka/, and certainly has not shown
that their alleged doing so is "simply because" they have a word for it.

Gaal Yahas <gaal at forum2.org>

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