Re: Results of Poll by Email No. 24
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 6, 2003, 9:50|
Well, I'm very definitely a dog, for what it's worth.
On Tuesday 04 March 2003 01:28 am, you wrote:
> Peter Clark wrote:
> > A thousand apologies. It's an occupational hazard, especially
> > when people don't sign their emails. Of course, you're in good company;
> > H. S. Teoh has been (repeatedly) accused of being female... Of course,
> > there's also the saying, "On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog."
> > It would not surprise me (much) to learn of canine conlangers, although
> > I would wonder about their keyboarding skills.
> I've gotten quite used to switching my mental image of online people
> from male to female, or vice versa [though not from human to canine],
> whenever a clue as to gender arises. But I honestly was convinced that
> I'd come across a strong "H. S. Teoh is female" clue. Very odd. I wonder
> what it was. I usually assume that indeterminately-gendered names belong
> to males (unfair, but appropriate in this, as in many, online fora),
> unless there is some evidence to the contrary. Sorry, Teoh :)
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."