Spelling, etymologies, and other diversions

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 20:40:27 PST
Well said.


On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 7:36 PM, lou jost <loujost@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I really like the quirky side-roads often taken by our posters. In fact I
> often find them more interesting than the straight bulb stuff. Really,
> nobody needs to read these off-topic posts; their subject headings provide
> clear warnings, so that the pure bulbophiles will not waste the ten seconds
> it takes to read the post. I hope that none of our more expansive
> contributors self-censor themselves to keep the list "pure".
>    I also urge people not to be offended by bluster. So what if somebody
> goes ballistic about a spelling error? Learn from it if you want, ignore it
> if you prefer, but don't take it personally. When something like this
> happens, he or she is actually blustering about some abstract principle
> that really has very little to do with you.  After all, the person really
> doesn't know you. Be brave. The internet can't hurt you, rather it is a
> refreshing place where people can criticize and learn from each other
> openly and safely.  It is ok to make a fool of ourselves now and then. Who
> cares??
> Lou
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