(Imported from my old weblog January 8, 2005)
You know there are aberrations in all people's psyche. This is an aberration in mine! I just feel too strongly when I see American spellings getting into us. It brings in floods of thoughts about American Economic Imperialism and what not! The possibility that all this has something to do very strongly with people's acceptance of America's supremacy in all ways looms large in my thoughts. I feel unhappy that a country can affect our ways so subtly just because it's the richest country of the world. It affects how we work, how we think, how we spend our weekends, how we sell our products and how we buy them, and how we spend our money. All these have something to do directly with money. Hence, it's sort of easy for me to accept that such things are defined by America's culture.
But when I see that we let America decide even how we spell our words (especially against our having learnt and taught this foriegn language for decades), I get a sick feeling. It strikes me directly as how a rich man (nation or society) can force its way into people's grits and guts. Right from how we eat food to how we clean our a**.
Anyway, all this discussed in public would make me look very silly. I mean, 'doesn't this fellow have something better to think more strongly about!' kind of thing.