Re: Unemotional posts taken as emotional

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 12:53:35 MST

On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 02:25:58PM -0500, Richard Loosemore wrote:
> [And I stand by what I said (the word "asinine" was perhaps a little
> strong, but I would argue that it was appropriate).
> More generally:
> Would people please STOP assuming that everything I write is emotional
> and angry .... I have had several comments come out of the blue in the
> last few months, asking me to be less emotional in situations where I
> have shown no emotion or anger. I find myself completely bemused by
> these comments!

If you think that you can use the word "asinine" *and* have people
respect your request to believe that you are not being emotional you
either are not a native speaker of English or you have some sort of
serious social problem. The two are mutually incompatible.


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