Farewell and thanks!
jws at jwsss.com
Sat Feb 6 20:08:12 CST 2016
On 2/6/2016 4:14 PM, drlegendre . wrote:
> Lacking any other clue (such as accent, mannerisms) that the speaker may
> have different cultural norms, how is one to tell plain, friendly
> discoursing from a demeaning, brusque or curt tone?
> Absent the many critical but subtle cues we receive when engaging in live,
> interpersonal conversation, the written word - particularly the functional
> and casual way we use it here - is open to broad (mis-)interpretation at
> almost every turn.
> I'll close by saying that, like most of you, I've had the odd run-in with
> what first seemed like a real twat on the net. But in every case, when we
> took it up personally, off-list, I've never walked away with anything but a
> satisfied mind and a more thoughtful and dare I say favorable opinion of
> the person on the other end.
I recall you and I had words at one time, but you've helped me sense and
I value having you on the list and as an associate here. That's just
the way things go. If you don't get vulgar and fuss about things like
that, I see no reason not to fuss from time to time and go on.
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