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Dr. Gunn

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Friday, July 5, 2002, 6:57
 --- Christophe wrote:

> Well, this piece of nonsense actually hurted me so much that I felt obliged > to send a message to that person. It went so:
> Well, this message is not good enough in my opinion, but I was so emotional > that it is the best I could write. I don't expect it to have much effect, but > at least I'm at peace with myself, knowing that I've tried.
Dear Christophe, I don't agree with you at all if you say that your message is not good enough. I believe it's excellent, just like Aidan's reply to Dr. Gunn's message, which is excellent too. Personally, I can't feel upset by her text, even though it is by all means stupid. Bearing in mind some jokes which have passed earlier, about the "Language Police" etc., I would rather have fallen off my chair with laugher, if her text had not been anything but a joke. It's a sad thing that a person, let alone an academician, can be so narrow-minded, prejudiced, and utterly ignorant, but it's even worse (to avoid the word "evil") if this person tries to convince others in her ideas. On the other hand, I would rather doubt this person's academic qualities, if she consequently dismisses every serious counteranswer (often a couple of hours' work for someone who takes it seriously) as "SPAM". Anyway, I cannot say I mind being blacklisted by the lady. Nevertheless, I intend to write her an answer as well, a bit later, a copy of which I will send to Conlang. Regards, Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>