|From:||Tristan Mc Leay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 25, 2004, 8:41|
>From: Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
>>sure parts of northern Spain escaped unscathed...
> 'unscathed'? doesn't _scathed_ imply great damage? and given that Islamic
>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. 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 :)