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CHAT: Our Phil Lang "Debate" & Us

From:Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 22:14
Normally I hate reading flame wars on Usenet.  But I've been getting a
certain amount of amusement (admittedly, it often becomes annoyment (which
should be a word!)) from that thread over there, "Comparison of
philosophical languages" (which is up to 106 messages so far!!).  For one
thing, it's made me realize something about this group.

Let me digress a moment, so that my compliment will actually make sense...
:)  I used to play on a MUD (a text-based online role-playing game, for
those of you unfamiliar with MUDs) and I was very loyal to the guild that I
joined, the Sentinels.  They were the most laid-back, fun-loving,
party-inclined, joke-infested group of people around.  It was great
spending time with them.  But all it took was another guild to attack some
of our guild members, and we became a vengeful pack of wolves looking to
protect our own against our enemies.  And then, when we were done, we'd
have a party.  :P

I've realized that I think of this group much like a linguistic Sentinels
guild -- 99% of the time, it's fun and games and friendliness all around.
But man, watch out if you all get pissed off about something!  ;)

So, erm...  I love y'all, let's have a group hug?  <grin>


PS - ObLang:  I also love the ampersand &, even since I learned that it was
evolved from the Latin |et| "and".  Think of how many people (especially
over the Internet or otherwise on the computer) use &.  Latin's fingers
really are in lots of pies!


Bryan Maloney <> <slimehoo@...>Ampersands