". . . as it was intended or ". . . as if it were intended," not "as it were intended." 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." <[log in to unmask]> 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. Ken 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..."