|Date:||Thursday, November 25, 2004, 16:20|
----- Original Message -----
From: Tristan Mc Leay <>
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: eskribiw
> Rodlox wrote:
> >From: Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
> >>I'm pretty
> >>sure parts of northern Spain escaped unscathed...
> > 'unscathed'? doesn't _scathed_ imply great damage? and given thatIslamic
> >Spain was more tolerant of free-thinkers and plurality of religions...I'd
> >say that Islamic Spain was the one that escaped unscathed...up until the
> >Inquisition's predecessors arrived to "liberate" the place.
> 'Unscathed' can also be used more generally to mean 'affected'. Don't
> read too much into something.
I try not to...honest. (and there are times like with 'unscathed' where
there's a meaning I was unaware of -- like 'affected'; thanks, btw).
> If it can be interpreted two ways, only
> one of which is offensive, go for the other one. It mightn't've been the
> one intended, but it'll make your life less stressful :)
true...but the proof-reader part of me can look at a coin, and find three
in short: thank you, and my apologies.