Nobody's Perfect Dept.

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 19 01:08:50 UTC 2006

Mark Mandel has known of my work for years.  He doesn't like what I do.  He
has an agenda.  Is he a Brittish import to US?  Would that matter to him?
Truespel is US English only (right now).  Does that offend him?

I have brought up many many issues here and have been hectored as no one
else possibly ever has for showing different points of view.  Do you think
that only little catch phrases from here and there are the important things
for this forum?

I've saved my posts here and your replies.  It shows what an emotion issue
phonetics is.  But I believe some issues are wrong and have asked you to
test my ideas and told you how from a human factors researchers point of

You can throw me out and return to talking about catch phrases or
colloquialisms.  I've offered to share my work with those who would like to
make reading and phonemic awareness simpler for kids and adults through

I've tried to contact this forum via so that I can demonstrate
what I've been writing about.  In the future we need a real vocal forum to
evaluate dialects.  If anyone knows of one, please let me know.

See my name below and residence history.  (A Zurinskas innovation here -
what has Mandel innovated?)

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL4+
See and the 4 truespel books at

>From: "Mark A. Mandel" <mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Nobody's Perfect Dept.
>Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 15:48:35 -0500
>---------------------- Information from the mail header
>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Poster:       "Mark A. Mandel" <mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU>
>Subject:      Re: Nobody's Perfect Dept.
>... except Mr. Zurinskas, of course, who, teaching grandma when and when
>to suck* eggs, wrote:
>* (Oh dear, will that word offend him?)
> >Lighter,
> >
> >Knock off the gratuitous vulgarity.  It demeans us all.  It's almost
> >bullyish
> >Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL4+
>The Sage Hen replied:
> >>>
>"Bullyish"?  Um, would that be anything like the rather hectoring tone of
>posts which instruct us in the true sounds of AE and the one & only correct
>way of hearing, saying and spelling our common language (not to mention
>what definitions & forms  the elements of our vocabulary are allowed to
>Just out of curiosity, do you feel that good manners permits you or anyone
>to tell others to mind their manners?
>I move that the list administrator blacklist Mr. Z. Whether by intention or
>not, he has proved himself to be destructive and distractive on this list
>without providing anything of value. If we've never done anything like this
>before, well, he's one helluva precedent.
>m a m
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