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31 January 2005 @ 12:51 pm
Oversensitive much?  
Background: Someone (not the originator) had posted to a thread using the word 'shibboleth' – completely correctly, even. I was pleased (to say the least) and posted in return to them (having nothing to do with the thread topic, but that happens often in this particular forum (PMM)):


I love you J*******!

-la belle rousse-

Subsequently, I received from the originator of the thread the following private missive:

Hi, I am a bit curious about your response in my thread. Why even go there, unless to provide some insight or worthwhile feedback? An explination (sic) of your comment mentioned would have sufficed. Am I wrong in thinking you are a bit aloof? Sure seems that way. Most people here that I have sent a quick notes asking to get better acquainted respond in a friendly manner. What's up with you? Do you think you are better than? (sic) C**


I’m sooooo temped to reply with:

Yes, thank you.

-the redhead-
...must not fall prey to easy temptations... must not be evil... sweet, innocent, harmless, and demure...
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on January 31st, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, but can they frame to pronounce the word aright?

-the redhead-theredhead on January 31st, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
The person who used the word? Certainly.

The person who got their knickers in a twist because we used big words they didn't understand? Not even with the aid of ancient texts.

-the redhead-
-the redhead-theredhead on February 1st, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
The cat for the situation ended up being:

Your faulty pronunciation and peculiar meeting customs clearly identify you as being from a lesser tribe.

-the redhead-
...granting no reprieve...
Lachlannscottishrogue on February 4th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
But I like it when you are evil.