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Re: Dain Bramaged

Intent is one thing.  Impact is another.

"I tried to put a downspin on the ping-pong ball, but had a weak grip on
my paddle, so the ball floated just past the edge of the table."

"I tried to convey an idea, but used language with overtones (for some)
I hadn't intended, and hence failed to communicate my message as
accurately as I'd hoped"

The two are sometimes closely related, but should never be confused for
each other.

Brian C. White wrote:
> > >   BP> The X doesn't match X message is brain-damaged. ...
> > >
> > >     I find the use of illness or injury as a derogative analogy to be
> > > offensive, and most emphatically so in this context, given that the
> >
> >         May we please keep the Political Correctness confined to other
> > venues?  There was (to my knowledge) no value judgements made in
> > Bruce's usage of the phrase.  It was merely descriptive, and hardly
> > abusive to anyone.
> I agree!  Taking offence where none was intended is self-destructive,
> not to mention just plain stupid.
>                                         Brian
>                                ( bcwhite@verisim.com )
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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