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Re: glossolalia on the Net
On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, Jacques Guy wrote:
[quoting a post from "Vicki" in alt.fan.bill-gates]
> Did Muslim father, dear American Indian father
> I appeal to you. as here gross darkness reignsa
> supreme in the minds of most of the peopel.
Although this is interesting, I'm not sure it qualifies as glossolalia. It
consists of identifiably English words and grammar, slightly distorted.
I think it was composed by someone in something approximating a normal
state of consciousness, rather than the unconscious state associated with
"speaking in tongues".
Also, even if I found something on the Net that looked like glossolalia,
I'd be hesitant to use it as research material without solid evidence
that that's really what it was, because people sometimes like to post
computer-generated Markov chain output and similar stuff.
Matthew Skala, "the modern CEO's worst nightmare" (Macleans, 2000-04-10)
My Internet doesn't include channels, commercials, or the V-chip.