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Re: Fauxes Pas
Robert Myers wrote:
> At 09:18 AM 8/11/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >Gosh Ted you are quite testy today....
> >I don need no steenkin grammer to look edukated!
> >Matter of fact, I cant even count to illiterate
> Lest we forget, there is a significant membership of this list for whom
> English is not their native tongue [comments about Phil Payne and a certain
> hillbilly from West Virginia are here omitted :-) ]. My hat is off to
> them. I can hardly imagine the results if I were to attempt to read and
> write German, for example, on a regular basis. Our purpose here is to
> communicate. (Or so I thought.) If we understand what is meant then being
> critical of grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc., is purely gratuitous and
> is something best avoided.
> Now, of course, I niver meak misteaks. :-) But when I do, please don't
> try to make me feel any more like the poor ignorant old slob that I am.
> I'm sure we all get enough of that without additional "help". Have a bit
> of fun with it. That's just fine but truly critical comments are best left
> unsaid and/or unwritten.
> My $0.02.
I understand your comments.
It was, however, a joke. I'm pretty sure Marc understands that, as
A WOB, probably, but not an assault by any means.
I sincerely appreciate your feedback, as you have been on this list
longer than I (I've been over 3 years), and you've certainly contributed
more (What's an ISV again?).
When I reread the message, it's not clear enough that the post was
lighthearted. I agree.
Maybe I should refrain from getting tanked before I read my Email!