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anything that ever cites the sapir whorf

anything that ever cites the sapir-whorf hypothesis is immediately suspect

to me.

re: that quote i just saw on ‘nice guys’

seriously?

This hypothesis is constantly used to justify some of the most ridiculous

scholarship on IaoPoC cultures.

I literally have read books fucking BOOKS claiming that Chinese

philosophy (and, thus the people really) have no concept of truth because

there is no single character/word that is easily or straightforwardly

translated as ‘truth’ (as far as english is concerned).

linguistic determinism is fucking bullshit. and, from my experience, often

Orientalist or racist.

it is a garbage hypothesis created by bullshit linguists

(and no, i odon’t care what they ‘meant’ with this hypothesis, not when i

see how much damage its interpretations has done)