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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 is
> > to take Ms Gunn seriously or argue with her
> > in any case, the page could have been whipped up
> > create a "cover" in approximately five minutes,
> > nothing but a few links. > > It might be more difficult to "whip up" a book about
> celtic language... ;-) > >
> > A Google search for "Marion Gunn" yields 871 hits.
The majority
> of those pages appear to be linked to Celtic
languages, or are
> written in Gaelic, or contain her e-mail address. > > It find it much more likely for Marion Gunn to be a
real Celtic
> linguist with a fascistoid prejudice against
conlanging than a
> freak who spends his life setting up an elaborate
building 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 that
she is doing
> that as a full time job with long-term purposes in
mind 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 you
> > again, > > You know, there *are* treatments for the milder
forms of paranoia
> nowadays. =P
> -- Christian Thalmann > > > PS: We've pretty much beaten this topic to death by
now. I suggest
> we drop it, lest we cook up more troll food.
OK... :) Stephen ______________________________________________________________________ Post your ad for free now!