From: Andrew West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 16:50:13 CDT
On 16/10/2007, Philippe Verdy <email@example.com> wrote:
> > "near homotones" is a verdyism, so there is no point in googling for it,
> > or trying to discover any sense in the term.
> My "verdyism" is limited to my knowledge of English. I'm not an English
> native speaker, what makes sense for me may sometime be ambiguous for you.
No, that is not true. Most people on this list make allowances for the
poor English of some of the list members, and try to understand what
they intend to say -- witness the recent exchanges with a Russian
speaker with very poor English, who, if I recall correctly, you
publicly chastised for his inability to express his ideas well in
Your English is far better than many others on this list, and you
cannot use that as an excuse everytime anyone tries to correct your
Verdyisms are your constant stream of ill-informed guesses,
half-truths and complete fabrications that you dress up as statements
of fact. Such nonsense would be laughable if it were not that newbies
and people who come to this list for genuine help may be deceived into
thinking you know what you are talking about. And then the people who
are actually very knowledgable, such as Ken and Mark, have to waste
their time correcting and refuting your idiotic statements.
This month alone, even with server downtime, you have managed to send
85 messages, accounting for an astonishing 20% of list traffic, with
7,671 lines of learned discourse on all the divers subjects that you
appear to be a world-renowned expert on
surely some sort of record. And with a grand total of 2,126 messages,
you have graced us with an average of more than one message a day,
rain or shine, since your very first posting on 2003-05-12. May I
suggest that May 12th should evermore be known as Philippe Verdy Day
in honour of the great Unicode Sage (or at the very least we should
encode a character in his honour -- please get your nominations to me
by 2008-04-01 and I will write up a proposal).
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