Heard on The Doctors: unexpected "positive anymore." Trivia

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 6 01:45:38 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Gordon, Matthew J.
<GordonMJ at missouri.edu> wrote:
> Why would you label this "unexpected"? Positive anymore's not as common in St. Louis as in other parts of the Midlands, but it's not unheard of there (per T. Murray's studies). Or is it the fact that a doctor said it that's surprising? Since the feature bears little social awareness, I'm not surprised to hear it from all social ranks.

Are you saying that the fact that my perception of reality has no
one-to-one and onto mapping onto your perception of reality renders it
unworthy of consideration, even as a random triviality?

That is real white of you, Professor Gordon.

And there's no need to pretend that you have any interest in what
motivated me to annoy you.

I understand, my friend.

The ignorant presumptions and assertions of others annoy me, too.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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