jonkc at bellsouth.net
Sat Aug 13 15:54:20 UTC 2011
On Aug 13, 2011, at 10:46 AM, David Lubkin wrote:
"Fallacy 1. My posting noted that I'd said the meanings in question were
very different. I said nothing either way about whether the difference in
meanings was very important."
Whenever somebody reads something they must make inferences about it or it will remain incomprehensible. You took the time to set the record straight and point out that you did NOT say that the difference in meaning between the words "effect" and "affect" was very important. It is entirely reasonable to infer that there was a reason for you to take the trouble to do this, it is entirely reasonable to assume there was a reason you didn't want anybody to infer that you believed this difference was very important. It was also entirely reasonable to conclude you thought the difference in meaning was in fact NOT very important. If that is not the meaning you wanted people to infer then you should learn to write more clearly.
But never mind all that, do you think the difference between "effect" and "affect" is VERY important or do you not? If the answer is yes then please explain why, if the answer is no then don't bother responding because your comments wouldn't be very important.
>"Fallacy 2. That I (we) do not explain words to you does not mean that I (we) cannot."
So you could easily show everybody that you were right and I was wrong but you choose not to do so because you are angry at me. If you expect people to believe that then my company would like to sell your company some swamp land.
John K Clark
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