Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program
Andrew Suffield writes:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 06:07:58PM -0500, Michael Poole wrote:
>> Andrew Suffield writes:
>> > On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 12:48:53PM -0800, Erast Benson wrote:
>> >> CDDL works similar way, except on per-file basis.
>> > This is incomprehensible gibberish.
>> This is unsupportable hyperbole. Erast's statement may be inapt,
>> wrong, misleading, or have any number of other flaws, but it is
>> neither incomprehensible nor gibberish.
> It makes no sense at all, therefore it is both incomprehensible and
> gibberish (they're roughly synonyms).
> 2: difficult to understand
> gibberish \gib"ber*ish\ (j[i^]b"b[~e]r*[i^]sh or
> 2. Incomprehensible, [or ...]
> Grow up, and find something less crazy to do than picking on people
> bigger than you.
Those are strong words from someone who admits he cannot parse a
simple sentence and supports his assertion with what can only be
_intentionally misleading_ selective quoting. The rest of that
definition of gibberish makes it clear you are full of it:
1. Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language;
2. Incomprehensible, obscure, or pretentious technical talk
or writing; excessively obscure jargon.
Only quoting the first part of the second definition changes the
meaning significantly -- but that is what is necessary to make it
apply at all.
The other definitions for incomprehensible are similarly distinct from
the narrow meaning that you attempted to apply.