Truespel Spam

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 5 09:39:52 UTC 2008

Whoa Nelly.  What behavior of mine don't you condone?  I've done no bod.  Read the emails.  There are people here who constantly use vulgarity.  Others have slammed and defamed people.  I've none of that.  While I admire your membership description, I'd like to know what behavior are you talking about.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:39:38 +0800
> From: strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: Truespel Spam
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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: LanDi Liu
> Subject: Re: Truespel Spam
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> Ben Zimmer (one of my superheroes) wrote:
>>> (Outside the theology of
>>> ADS-L? If only we had the powers of excommunication...)
> This, and a lot of the other remarks about TZ are surprising in the light of
> the ADS's own description of its members (from the home page): "Our members
> include academics and amateurs, professionals and dilettantes, teachers and
> writers."
> There are a lot of "names" that have come to my mind when reading TZ's
> posts, too, but that's where they have stayed.
> I am in no way condoning his behavior, however. It does verge on spam
> sometimes, and that's completely wrong on a list like this.
> Maybe it's better to address these iniquities more specifically, and with
> the emotional detachment normally characteristic of academic discourse
> (whether or not that discourse includes participants, like me, with no
> "piece of paper"*).
> --
> Randy Alexander
> (*Mine are in music, having too late in life developed an interest in
> linguistics.)
> Jilin City, China
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