"That is the style of academic banter"--absolute statement, assumes
academic insider knowledge (not, actually, universal among academics),
assertion of a single form of what is as varied as any other group's "banter"
("the"), identifies as "banter" what is not really recognizable as banter.
All from a self-identified objector to absolutism, assumptions of academic
knowledge, and universalizing.
Date sent: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 23:55:07 +0200
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From: Gunnar Jauch <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: OT: Eden
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am 28.6.2003 10:55 Uhr schrieb Peter Montgomery unter
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> That is the style of academic banter.
Never occurred to me that your banter was academic.
Just a thought.