[Ads-l] mild language

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 19 03:59:25 EST 2019


On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 10:32 AM James Landau <jjjrlandau at netscape.com>
wrote:

> I posted my post on ADS-L in hopes of getting some feedback.  So far you
> are the only person who has responded.  Thank you.
>
> Could I ask you to please post your response on ADS-L?
>
> James Landau
> jjjrlandau at netscape.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com>
> To: Jim Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> Sent: Tue, Dec 17, 2019 12:56 am
> Subject: Re: mild language
>
> > Mild?
> "Harsh" is probably a more appropriate descriptor.
>
> On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 10:21 AM James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> wrote:
>
> I just enjoyed seeing the move Amazing Grace (the 2006 movie about William
> Wilberforce, not the 2018 Aretha Franklin movie).
>
> The movie was rated PG for "thematic material involving slavery, and some
> mild language".
>
> The "language" was mostly the use of the N-word (by participants in the
> slave trade).
>
> Mild?
>
> - Jim Landau
>
> PS:  from my daughter-in-law: "I asked the librarian for a book on
> Pavlov's dog and Shroedinger's cat.  She said it rang a bell, but she
> didn't know if it were there or not".
>
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-Wilson
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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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