Linguistic Crackpottery

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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby linguoboy » Sat 13 Nov 2010 5:00 pm

Delodephius wrote:
Mocking downright silly pseudolinguistics (isn't that a pleonasm?) is a normal way of dealing with outliers.

Well I just find that unacceptable. It is barbaric and primitive. And also typical for your civilization.

Sorry, what "civilisation" do you belong to exactly?
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby Delodephius » Sat 13 Nov 2010 5:06 pm

linguoboy wrote:
Delodephius wrote:
Mocking downright silly pseudolinguistics (isn't that a pleonasm?) is a normal way of dealing with outliers.

Well I just find that unacceptable. It is barbaric and primitive. And also typical for your civilization.

Sorry, what "civilisation" do you belong to exactly?

One that your mind cannot comprehend. You're too bitter.
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby linguoboy » Sat 13 Nov 2010 6:10 pm

Delodephius wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
Delodephius wrote:Well I just find that unacceptable. It is barbaric and primitive. And also typical for your civilization.

Sorry, what "civilisation" do you belong to exactly?

One that your mind cannot comprehend. You're too bitter.

Try me.
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby Delodephius » Sat 13 Nov 2010 10:49 pm

I don't care about you. Why should I try?
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby linguoboy » Sun 14 Nov 2010 6:14 am

Delodephius wrote:I don't care about you. Why should I try?

Is your civilisation always this dismissive toward others who express an interest in it? Mine may be "barbaric and primitive", but at least it taught me to make a good-faith effort to fulfill a polite request.
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby Delodephius » Sun 14 Nov 2010 12:16 pm

No, you were not polite, nor did I recognize your effort as good-faith. I found you cynical and malicious. That is why I dismissed you. I just don't trust you.
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby Dan_ad_nauseam » Sun 14 Nov 2010 10:42 pm

Delodephius wrote:No, you were not polite, nor did I recognize your effort as good-faith. I found you cynical and malicious. That is why I dismissed you. I just don't trust you.


Can we stop the back and forth?
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby Elijah » Sun 19 Aug 2012 1:19 pm

Agreed.
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby linguoboy » Sun 19 Aug 2012 3:48 pm

Elijah wrote:Agreed.

Is there anything more pointless than necroing a two-year old thread to suggest two people abandon a disagreement that was over before the first request was made?

(I suppose commenting on someone necroing a two-year old thread might qualify.)
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Re: Linguistic Crackpottery

Postby Dan_ad_nauseam » Sun 19 Aug 2012 11:09 pm

linguoboy wrote:
Elijah wrote:Agreed.

Is there anything more pointless than necroing a two-year old thread to suggest two people abandon a disagreement that was over before the first request was made?

(I suppose commenting on someone necroing a two-year old thread might qualify.)


Now that it's been revived, anyone want to comment on their favorite cases of screwball linguistic claims?
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