From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Google lag is no good for insults
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:03:18 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 16:01:06 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Phil Allison
wrote (in <_19X9.29439$jM5.firstname.lastname@example.org>) about 'Google
lag is no good for insults', on Tue, 21 Jan 2003:
> ** I wish that were true - the lunatic has chased me to other NGs and is
>not about to give up.
Oh, well, that's naughty. It's more than enough to pollute one NG with
>> The point is that slanging people off on Usenet is so widespread that
>> nobody *ever* believes the slanging, so you DON'T have to defend
>> yourself against it interminably.
> ** It is however illegal behaviour.
No-one knows what's legal or illegal on Usenet. And, if anything is,
surely calling people 'autistic f***wits' qualifies?
>> Or do you imagine that everyone believes that Win Hill (for example) is
>> autistic, just because you said so?
> ** No, but that is not a reason *not* to point it out as the cause of
But Phil, **since they don't believe you** they will regard your 'point'
as an insult, and a pretty big one at that.
What IS that condition that makes it difficult for a person to see
things from others' points of view?
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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