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Get over not blaming her?
How would I do that?

Precision.

P.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Diana Manister 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 8:33 AM
  Subject: Re: English Vocabulary, was Re: Eliot and Divisions


  Get over it. 




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    From:  Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
    Reply-To:  "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>
    To:  [log in to unmask]
    Subject:  Re: English Vocabulary, was Re: Eliot and Divisions
    Date:  Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:56:25 -0700
    The problem, dear Diana, is not about the typo, or only secondarily so.
    The problem is that you wore using the word divisive, spelled or mispelled,
    in a wrong way, and the convention of abiding careless spelling in e-mail,
    can't excuse the imprecision of word abuse. The fact that you
    did have an inadvertant spelling only compounded the problem.

    It is completely understandable that you may have sent Marcia off on
    an untamed anatida pursuit. I for one don't blame her for registering
    her frustration.

    P.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Diana Manister
    To: [log in to unmask]
    Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 8:38 AM
    Subject: Re: English Vocabulary, was Re: Eliot and Divisions


    Carrol Cox wrote: "Whatever other strengths or weaknesses Eliot had, from
    the very
    beginning of his career he emphasized precision of language -- e.g.,
    'poetry should be as well written as prose.' "
    Well no one can argue with that. But Eliot was not writing about email.
    Naturally we should all
    write as precisely as possible, etc. etc., but before publishing something
    officially, one has the
    opportunity to re-read over time and revise, luxuries not afforded to the
    email writer. Diana



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