"congressional meat-puppet"..........!

Mark Mandel Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 7 14:50:22 UTC 2009

Tom has a long and... colorful... history on this list. He has an obsession
with "correct" spelling and pronunciation, defined as what his ear hears.
He has never studied linguistics and is proud of it. I do not consider him a
troll, because although he has created a great deal of heat and aroused much
rancor among members (including myself, alas), I don't think his *intent* is
to cause trouble. At the same time, I cannot consider him a serious amateur
listmember, because he ignores almost all attempts to educate him in the
sciences of language.

Mark Mandel

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 4:22 PM, kimberly armradit <karmradit07 at yahoo.com>
> Please tell me you're trolling.=20
> --- On Fri, 7/31/09, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> From: Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: "congressional meat-puppet"..........!
> Date: Friday, July 31, 2009, 9:50 PM
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> Sender:=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0American Dialect Society
> Poster:=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
> Subject:=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0 Re: "congressional meat-puppet"..........!
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> I've never seen the term "meat puppet".=C2=A0 How useful can it be if
>  don't know what it means.=C2=A0 There is no such thing as a "meat
> =C2=A0 I think from the word puppet alone we get the jist.
> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
> see truespel.com

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