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From: email@example.com (John Fields)
Subject: Re: Mechanical pressure sensor
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 23:56:15 GMT
Organization: Austin Instruments, Inc.
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On 5 Nov 2002 13:28:27 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Sloman)
>Sorry John, but the usual *American* language name for a strain gauge
>is "strain gage" - I speak and write English, while you miserable
>rebellious ex-colonials blame your indolent spelling habits on Noah
>Webster, who couldn't even do a proper job of plagarising Dr.
Well, Bill, I don't guess anyone will be able to accuse you of
plagiarizing any part of Webster's dictionary or, for that matter,
Dr. Johnson's, unless the spelling you used above is correct
according to the latter.
>Any moment now you will be telling me that you live in a democracy,
>whereas if you know what words meant you'd describe your political
>system as an oligarchy of the wealthy.
Amazing Segue! From lexicality to politicality without even a
_hint_ of a connection...
Get those tenses right if you can, Bill...
The way you've written it implies that I don't know what words
_used_ to mean, but it sounds to me like you're trying to tell me
that I don't know what words mean _now_.
Of course we're an oligarchy of the wealthy. Works, too, doesn't
it? I mean, pretend you're a very wealthy man (I know it's a
stretch, but just pretend, OK?) and tell me if you were you wouldn't
use your money to influence things so that you'd have more control.
What you're pissed about is that the folks with lots of money over
here are doing things that you don't like and there's nothing you
can do about it.
But then, folks with lots of money _everywhere_ do what they want to
without your consent, so why don't you just get used to it or else
go out and make a lot (a _LOT_) of money and use it to bring them
down? Sounds like a plan, but I suspect that somewhere downstream
you'd turn into just another one of the boys...?^)
Professional circuit designer