dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Nov 18 14:32:58 EST 2003
I know I said I was out of this, but I have to address this because it's such
a gross misrepresentation of my words:
On Tuesday 18 November 2003 10:32, Karl Randolph wrote:
> > Enjoy your lexicographical back-flips if you like;
> My flip flops?
> To give a picture from politics:
> Before the U.S. and Britain sent troops into Iraq, look at the statements,
> President: It will be a long, hard war.
> Democrats in Congress: It will be a cakewalk.
> President: We have won a small step, there is much left to do.
> Democrats in Congress, of president: He lied, *he* said it would be a
> Back to lexicography, when you made statements concerning looking for core
> definitions that I never claimed, and when I wrote to correct you, you call
> that a flip flop?
I didn't say "flip flop," Karl. I never suggested the sort of thing you
address, and would ask you to please look back through the thread and read
what I actually wrote. I never even hinted at the term "flip flop" as if to
say you were changing view in the manner you describe. I don't appreciate
this sort of misrepresentation, and it indicates to me that someone is not
actually READING what I write, but trying to find ways to frobnicate with my
words in order to avoid having to deal with them. Please don't do this any
more. I do my best not to do it with your words, and would ask for the same
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