Can sound be put in these messages?

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Mon May 14 15:09:27 UTC 2007

I just wrote:

#       [...] but rather was obtusely and persistently
#promoting a delusional agenda, and was therefore a crank -- but not quite a
#nut case, because his position (namely, that people should pronounce words
#the way they are spelled and/or vice versa and that linguists should lead
#the battle) [...]

But as the Sage Hen reminds us (emphasis added),

#Mmmmmmm, yes, that does seem rather sinister; reminds one of a contributor
#a while back trying to push everyone into speaking exactly **his** dialect,
#& moreover, spelling it **his** way.

That does push the crankometer further to the right and possibly into the
nut zone.

Enough of this. I'm supposed to be working.

m a m
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, mostly.]

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