__/ [ Peter.H.M.Brooks@xxxxxxxxx ] on Monday 08 May 2006 10:27 \__
>> Your colleague is, essentially, saying that they are feral children who
>> have developed a sort of pidgin (not a creole even). It makes some sort
>> of sense, but, for it to have remained like that over a couple of
>> generations would be odd unless there was also some other factor at
>> work. So, either this tribe have arrived at this condition very recently
>> (over the past few decades) or they have some sort of congenital or
>> environmental brain disorder - perhaps there is something in the water
>> or they're head hunters.
> That's unnecessarily derogatory, don't you think? Comments like this
> lead to
> stereotypes and prejudice.
> What are you suggesting is derogatory?
> By 'head hunters', I mean short hand for cannibals that eat brains - a
> well known way of developing Kuru which does affect the brain.
This I did not know. I suspect you were well ahead of me there, in terms of
Apologies to have jumped the gun. *smirk*
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