ben at callahans.org
Fri Mar 19 09:07:20 MSK 2004
On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:28:46PM -0700, Jason Creighton wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 23:10:43 -0500,
> Ben Okopnik <ben at callahans.org> wrote:
> > It can only be crewel punishment if this thread winds on and on, in the
> > worsted of TAG tradition.
> "crewel"? "worsted"?
Not having a dictionary must really suck...
Quoting The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Crewel \Crew"el\ (kr[udd]"[e^]l), n. [Perh. for clewel, dim. of
clew a ball of thread; or cf. D. krul curl, E. curl.
Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.
That should give you a clew. :)
> > [blink] Didn't work with me, I guess. I _want_ the other Gangsters to
> > spot me - I'd rather be corrected and learn than put out bad info.
> Yes, I agree, but due to my tendency to disagree with almost everything
> and/or nitpick for no good reason, many threads end with me realizing
> that I've been acting like an idiot. Which gets frustrating after a
> while. Not that you guys should calling me on that or anything.
Sheesh, Jason - you're your own toughest critic. Ease up. You're not an
idiot; we all make mistakes. That's why I like the playful air we often
maintain here (and your own sense of humor is a great addition to this):
playing implies being able to make mistakes without serious
consequences, and that's how all us mammals learn best (IMO.)
So feel free to nitpick away. I'll be sure to tell you if I ever find it
annoying; I trust that you (and anyone else here in a similar situation)
will be equally honest.
[I'm] trying to figure out how to carry a grudge, but I can't find the
-- Ryk, in a.p.
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