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Fri Mar 19 21:26:33 MSK 2004
On Fri, 19 Mar 2004 01:07:20 -0500,
Ben Okopnik <ben at callahans.org> wrote:
> 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...
It's ruf, but I manage sumhow.
> From 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. :)
Heh heh, it does. I should have realized that you were making some
subtle pun that goes right over the heads of poor persons like myself
who do not have a dictionary OR nuclear weapons. (Because if you have
nukes, it doesn't matter if you get the joke. You just smile grimly, say
"that's not funny" and push the Big Red Button.)
> > > [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.
"If I don't degrade myself, who will? Sometimes you have to stand in the
-- Me, tounge in cheek, on being told something similar.
Yeah, I am a little hard on myself. The main thing I'm refering to there
is that I find it hard to admit that I don't have a valid point. So when
someone points this out, I feel the need to argue in circles for a
couple of posts before finally admitting it.
> 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
Yes, I enjoy the puns, the wordplay, the stunning sarcasm, etc. It's
great fun. (AND educational? Shock horror!)
> 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.
Printers don't come with printer cables, and grudges don't come with
handles. However, with a little practice, holding them becomes quite
easy, and the trick is in the letting go.
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