Re: [ADS-L] Tribute to Barry Popik for his research on food t erminology (UNCLASSIFIED)

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed Jan 30 17:09:02 UTC 2008

J is not a complete (nor compleat) asshole, imho. 

In a message dated 1/30/08 11:25:45 AM, wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM writes:

> FWIW, I didn't get the idea that Barry referred to me as a "complete 
> asshole."
>   But if he had, I wouldn't have cared because
>   a) that's Barry for ya,
>   b) I call ("invoke") the sticks-'n'-stones principle,
>   c) it couldn't possibly apply, and
> d) it's better than being called a "compleat" asshole.
>   If Barry weren't documenting food terms, many would go undocumented, which 
> would be very regrettable. As he's said in the past, it's up to editors to 
> decide what they want to include and why.
>   I must however, second the emotion [sic] to keep personal abuse at an 
> absolute minimum here, unless intended to showcase innovative terms of 
> opprobrium.

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