Language and English

From: M H Stein <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 22:22:33 2002

Well, I DO want to nitpick; never thought I'd come to
Dick's defense, but nothing wrong with *E*.*E*. Cummings

Any statistics available on what percentage of text on
this list actually concerns computers? Often amusing and
occasionally interesting though; particularly ironic
that almost all replies criticizing spelling, etc. also
contained at least one typo or spelling/grammar error...
(not to mention Doc's 'e.e' criticism)

C'mon, guys (since the gals are obviously more mature), isn't
this getting a little nasty for a friendly group like this?
Free speech, diversity of opinions, yes, but do we need words
like a**hole?

(In .ca despite address :)
-----------------Original Message---------------------
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 11:05:43 -0600 (CST)
From: Doc <>
Subject: Re: Language and English

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> If you insist on writing in a style reminiscent of E. E. Cummings poetry,
> you may find that your messages are read by readers of this forum with about
> the same frequency as E.E. Cummings' work, which might be a shame, in case
> you really do have something significant to contribute. or in case I'm the
> only one who doesn't read much Cummings.

  Nah, I like ee cummings. And not to nitpick, but your rendering of
his name is incorrect.
  I submit further that none of the mortals on the classiccmp list have
evolved to that literary level.
Umm... a somewhat sweeping generalization...

Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 22:22:33 GMT

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