Re: [OT] aggressiveness on our mailing lists.
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 06:42:04PM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> [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,
That's not how I interpret that word -- therefore I don't follow your
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