forefinger and index finger

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 30 05:48:53 UTC 2012

JB: <<<In the spirit of the current election cycle, I apologize if anyone
found my remark too subtile, or too indirect, or whatever.>>>
WB: Suggested ADS boilerplate: <<<"I apologize to anyone I have
unintentionally offended. I did not say anything to intentionally offend
anyone in the ADS community. It is unfortunate I was not more careful and
deliberate. I can understand how these words could be misunderstood without
the context of years of dedicated contributions to this list. I have
received nothing but notes of appreciation and support from the people
within the list.>>>
Reading between the lines:
Captain Nathan Brittles: <<<never apologize, it's a sign of weakness.>>>
(queue up Garryowen)

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