Any psychologist will tell you, Nancy that rudeness, like any other human
trait, thrives on "propitious climate."
"Through-the-clenched-teeth" type of civility is simply a cover-up for
If I were you, I wouldn't blame the rudee for the sins of the ruder.
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From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Re: Pachel rings a bell again and again a
> ". . . as it was intended or ". . . as if it were intended," not "as it
> Rudeness is getting to be a bore.
> Date sent: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 22:13:13 -0400
> Send reply to: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum."
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> From: Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: OT: Re: Pachel rings a bell again and again a
> To: [log in to unmask]
> --On Wednesday, April 30, 2003 10:11 AM -0400 Nancy Gish
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > There is something ironic about asserting absolute truth as proof that
> > another person is trying to control discourse.
> Let us know when you find out what it is.
> It is not possible, on the
> > other hand, to control discourse in the subjunctive mood.
> Ah, but give yourself credit: not for lack of trying.
> > But I am also quite willing to yield on terminology and accept
> > "impertinence" in place of "rant."
> Thanks. Just keep the "perhaps" with it, as it were intended.
> P.S. I know, Cornelius, "perhaps" can't quite be kept with "impertinence."
> Cover your ears; it's a messy world. "Eyes heard the grammerians singing,
> ay do not think..."