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    SEÑOR Member Aimless's Avatar
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    Default Happy International Mother Language Day

    As a kid, this was my favourite holiday. It has its origins in the proudest of all Bengali traditions: raising almighty hell in opposition to injustice. It is observed today as a celebration of peace and multilingualism in a giant FU to those jealous nationalists who impoverish their nations by trying to extinguish all diversity. Pluralism is our greatest strength. Happy IMLD

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langua...Events_of_1952
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    Administrator Dreadnaught's Avatar
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    Based on what you sent (and I admit I just scanned it, and am not too familiar with the history)...isn't celebrating multilingualism something of a perversion of what the protests were originally about?

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    Never heard of it until now. Maybe it should be added to the "Hallmark" card section?

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