off topic--not (was "China")

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Tue Dec 28 14:00:40 UTC 2010

Victor misses the point in two ways. (1).  My two-line "one liner" was a serious response to his query about the status of his  "little ass." (2). "tool" is not a linguistic term of art, and his use of the term in this posting seems irrelevant to any serious purpose.
------Original Message------
From: Victor Steinbok
To: ronbutters at
Subject: Re: Made in China
Sent: Dec 28, 2010 1:47 AM

My little ass may always be an instrument, but never a tool, unlike some.

In any case, you're venturing much further off-topic with a one-liner
than you are usually willing to allow others.


On 12/27/2010 11:53 PM, ronbutters at AOL.COM wrote:
> Victor,
> Your little ass will always be an instrument. It is not responsible if you cause it to break windows.
> Cheers,
> Ron
> --------------------------------------------
> Victor wrote:
> As for "broke": I broke the window with my little ass. Is this
> instrumental or co-agentive?

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