On 10/19/2015 11:52 AM, CRPence wrote:
An effective idiom of an old comp. sci. vernacular that I have failed
successfully to abandon, having been learned so long ago; my trying to
discard the idiom from my usage, only because society has become so
dreadfully keen on reacting harshly to their having taken offense to
something, and that as an expression, unfortunately has two words that,
by themselves, are so-called /loaded/ words, such that offense being
taken is a most likely outcome.

I am all too familiar with that newsgroup lingo, and so perhaps wasn't
offended for that reason. I did, however, lose some of my tea into my
sinus cavity...

Those of us who go that far back can remember how... direct the
exchanges tended to be.


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