Re: [OT] aggressiveness on our mailing lists.
* Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org> [090730 18:18]:
> I'm sorry, but in any discussion it is perfectly reasonable to sometimes
> say that an idea is not a very good one. Note that there is a difference
> between 'you are silly' and 'this is silly'. Manoj said the latter (one
> minor typo notwithstanding).
While addressing a person and an idea is an important difference, I
think the example in question shows things are more complex:
My English skill lack a lot, and my understanding of the meaning/usage
of "silly" might also lack, but I guess I'm not alone how I understand
"Silly" is mostly about missing intellectual skills, so applying it
to actions, ideas or questions is mostly pars pro toto meaning the
human it originates from.
Bernhard R. Link