"send the wrong message"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 15 01:21:25 UTC 2011

Oh, it's simplified enough--I just lack the antennae for reception. The
eyes say "yes" but the nose says "no".


On 10/14/2011 9:14 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> At 10/14/2011 09:07 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> OK, let me simplify it further--"receiving mixed signals" means being
>> unsure of intent, irrespectively of whether any actual indications,
>> tokens, facts, qualities, signs or symbols have been actually
>> transmitted. "Sending mixed signals" means that someone is "receiving
>> mixed signals" in that same sense. No signals--strictly a metaphor!
> If the recipient is unsure of *intent*, some information must have
> been received.  That is the "signals".  Is that simplified enough for you?
> Joel

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