Language and English

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 20:22:07 2002

Chris, nobody would beat you up for trying to improve himself. Having a few
weaknesses is one thing. Defending them is another. Blaming someone else
for you having them is worse yet.

I'll repeat: Make it easy for them to see what you mean in what you write by
taking a little extra care. It's important. Learn to do it well.

It's never too late to improve, but YOU have to do it, else it won't happen.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris" <>
To: "Classic Computer" <>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: Language and English

> >If you have problems reading some things, try to keep that in mind when
> >write. Others may have problems as well. Make it easy for them to see
> >you mean in what you write by taking a little extra care. It's
> >Learn to do it well.
> I just think some people need to realize that sometimes, what you get is
> the best a person can do. I'm not defending a lack of use of punctuation
> or capitalization, or anything like that (re: the emails this thread is
> about... I agree they should have had better care taken when being
> written)... but with generally poor writing, particularly when you find
> the same person doing it over and over... you just have to accept that
> that MIGHT be the best they are capable of. And you might want to ease up
> a bit on them... since the bitching may very well be taken as a direct
> insult to their intelligence level... and is apt not to fix the problem,
> but rather cause a nasty conflict.
> I mean, how would some of you feel, if you asked about some unknown
> classic computer part, and were told "you must be some kind of dumb ass
> to not know what that is... anyone who has half a brain in their head
> would know this".
> But then, if your writing sucks because you are lazy... well, you should
> just be taken out and shot... or at least deserve to be insulted for it.
> Just my thoughts. And no, I myself have not been insulted by ANYTHING
> that has ever been said on this list, much less the recent discussions...
> including all the bashing I took over the crescent wrench incident... but
> then, I am think skinned (or was that think headed), and it takes far
> more than a bunch of emails to offend me (kick me in the nuts... I might
> be offended... call me a dumb ass... I am likely to agree with you)
> -chris
> <>
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 20:22:07 GMT

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