Mission of the American Dialect Society; St. Joseph's Bread
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sun Nov 2 02:51:13 UTC 2003
On Sat, 1 Nov 2003 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
# Zero accommodation?
# We've discussed this many times before. Fred and Sam have written
#"antedating" in the subject line. My posts are self-explanatory. We've told you
#many times that if you're not interested in "dulce de leche" or the "Daily Candy
#lexicon" or "trick or treat," you can delete it all. It takes a few seconds.
#And if DELETING is too much trouble, you can BLOCK everything with
#"antedating" in the subject, and everything from me.
# But no! That IS too much trouble! We should go away right now!
# So, instead of posting "trick or treat," I should help humanity by
#throwing myself in front of a moving train?
Eh, bubbele, don't get so dramatic!
I read some of your antedates and other finds with great interest;
others I skim; and sometimes I just delete whole chunks or threads
unread. The same applies to other people's posts. It depends in part on
how much time I have. But I for one am glad to have the choice.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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