On 7/17/05, Bryan O'Donoghue <typedef at eircom.net> wrote:
> Clearly it doesn't, or you've chosen not to let it drop, so I'll have to
> insist, quite politely, that when you are addressing me in public in the
> future, if you wouldn't mind showing a modicum of civility and manners.
Well, if we may now insist on certain standards on ILUG, I'd like to
take this opportunity to insist that you learn to punctuate correctly
- and apply that learning to your emails.
> I've met quite a few people who... debate like
> this on the Internet. It's worth noting, having scanned briefly over
> your email, that you've spent more time, trying to undermine me
> personally, then you have, in actually constructing a valid argument,
You, on the other hand, seem to have spent more time sprinkling random
bits of punctuation around your email than constructing an argument,
valid or otherwise.
> In any case I can understand you feeling
> perhaps personally snubbed (somehow), but, I won't tolerate anybody,
> being rude to me and I certainly won't grace your condecention, with any
> further reply.
Hurrah! Not only can we now insist on what we want, but we can also
refuse to tolerate those behaviours we find unacceptable? I'm
delighted - and won't tolerate your horrendous abuse of punctuation
> Bottom line, I'm not engaging in any further discourse with you on the
> premise you /don't/ have some sort of ulterior agenda to satisfy, by
> being rude, disingenuous and condescending. In the real world, nobody I
> know professionally nor personally, has the ... bad judgment or the
> ignorance if you perfare, to act this way, with me at any rate. I'll
> refrain from feeding the pretense we're sparring over ATM machines or
> SSL here, even if you won't. At least one of us, in this, discussion, is
> an adult, so could you please, grow up a little bit and well, get over it !
In the real world, nobody I know over the age of (approximately) seven
is quite so unfamiliar with the correct use of punctuation. Should you
require tuition, I'm sure it can be arranged - most local libraries
run adult literacy classes - if you'd care to furnish details of the
most convenient location for you, I am willing to personally make the
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