|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.
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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