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Re: OT: Bye!!

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
Date:Friday, February 3, 2006, 12:38
* Paul Bennett said on 2006-02-03 01:50:38 +0100
> On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:19:58 -0500, 轡虫 <snapping.dragon@...> > wrote: > > >It might do for some of the posters here to remember that some of us > >are just learning, not used to lists like this, or both. It can be > >easy to forget and assume that everyone is on the same page as you > >are, so to speak. > > Amen. That's very true, and while it ought to be obvious, the problem is > somewhat self-fulfilling, or self-predicting, or something. > > I have other thoughts, and a large digression on my personal style, but > they're clearly not appropriate right now.
Enter the "canned rant". If there is something that keeps coming back, it is worth sweating out the ultimate rebuttal/nail-in-coffin for, then to be pasted when the problem comes back. I'm still working on the "Why ontology-wankers are such utter loons"-rant so I leave the "it's not malice but stupidity"-rant and "reading a manual won't kill you"-rant and "change the damn subject line already"-rant and "the map is not the friggin terrain"-rant and its twin "don't get lost in the terminology-jungle"-rant[1] to you excellent lot. t., whose writing of da Master-thesis is left with a completely ruined grasp of the English language. No suave repetition of words allowed to build cadence for rhetoric gains in da Holy Writ! *gah* How many synonyms are there for "describe" anyway? (Don't answer that.)