Subject: Re: less parentheses --> fewer parentheses From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/08/25 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Barry Margolin <email@example.com> | Yes, there was actual criticism. Not of grammar, but of the poster's | intelligence. If anything, that's worse! That may be so, but you _actually_ posted an accusation that I had dished out spelling and grammar flames. Do you remember this? BTW, I suggest that Erik proofread his posts better. I don't ordinarily post spelling/grammar corrections, but I feel that spelling/grammar correction posts are fair game -- if you dish it out, you'd better be able to take it. You seem to be realizing that this was a lie, and I'm happy that you do so, but you should be both brave and honest enough to say it out loud and admit being a psychotic liar, Barry Margolin, because you can't even see what's actually there. | As a result, I sometimes get the precise point that you're | commenting on wrong; in this case, you weren't complaining about the | person's grammar itself, just his unwillingness to accept criticism. No. Even that is wrong. I was critizing his use of the extremely invalid "argument": "if you aren't perfect in <my language>, don't criticize people writing in <your language>", where the person who wrote this was German and hence wanted to silence all criticism of those who didn't know German and English equally well. How stupid! #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.