Re: Unqualified Appology
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 19, 2004, 18:42|
On Thursday, November 18, 2004, at 04:02 , Trent Pehrson wrote:
> Very kind and patient list members,
> I want to apologize for the flame I posted a few days ago.
> I really enjoy
> this list and the very creative people who are on it. I am very
> embarrassed and regret that I posted such a message.
Good to know you enjoy the list - and there are quite a few of us (I
include myself), I guess, who have posted messages in haste that we have
regretted afterwards :)
> I fear that the only valid kernel in the whole message, namely tolerance
> toward new ways of thinking about language, was defeated by the generality
> and unkind mode I used.
Those of us who were patient and read through to the end did notice the
'kernel'. I think most of us here would heartily agree with it. Over the
years we have seen some novel ways of thinking about language. The great
thing about this list IME is the tolerance & variety.
> It won’t happen again.
> Trent P.
Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight,
which is not so much a twilight of the gods
as of the reason." [JRRT, "English and Welsh" ]