Re: About the Gaelic-L thing
|From:||Stephen DeGrace <stevedegrace@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 6, 2002, 18:48|
--- In conlang@y..., Christian Thalmann <cinga@G...>
> --- In conlang@y..., Stephen DeGrace<stevedegrace@Y...> wrote:
> > Thanks for the link, but I think the best thing isnot
> > to take Ms Gunn seriously or argue with herdirectly
> > in any case, the page could have been whipped upto
> > create a "cover" in approximately five minutes,it's
> > nothing but a few links.
> It might be more difficult to "whip up" a book aboutmodern
> celtic language... ;-)
> A Google search for "Marion Gunn" yields 871 hits.The majority
> of those pages appear to be linked to Celticlanguages, or are
> written in Gaelic, or contain her e-mail address.
> It find it much more likely for Marion Gunn to be areal Celtic
> linguist with a fascistoid prejudice againstconlanging than a
> freak who spends his life setting up an elaboratebuilding of
> fictional identities just to troll us.
> Her post on Gaelic-L certainly qualifies as trolling(in the
> sense of "triggering a flamewar"), but to infer thatshe is doing
> that as a full time job with long-term purposes inmind strikes me
> as paranoid.
Oh wow, she's real!
Actually, I was proposing hobbyism :P. that _is_ a bit
much. On the plus side, it _might_ be possible to
reason with her then, although I don't recommend it...
better still to play to the list...
> > I would avoid being tempted
> > into any form of personal engagement with Ms.Gunn, or
> > buying into an artistically evolving cover story,
> > where she could reel you in and try and set youoff
> > again,
> You know, there *are* treatments for the milderforms of paranoia
> nowadays. =P
> -- Christian Thalmann
> PS: We've pretty much beaten this topic to death bynow. I suggest
> we drop it, lest we cook up more troll food.
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