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Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
I read the article, discovered that the rules of the modern day Olympics originated in France, then mused aloud "I wondered why everything was repeated in French..." Which is what they do at the Olympic Games, every time they say something.
What you said was a question - one to which you knew the answer.
Which, if you notice, is what I said. the wording didn't require an answer from us, it did imply there would be answer from you.
Thankyou for providing it.
Good choice of words, "cowardice" considering that your "carefully laid out resonse" ignores the fact that you are ignoring the fact that each of your points has already been debunked.
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
Ignoring a carefully laid out response for lack of any ability to answer is cowardice.
There is a party that is doing this very brazenly in here. Gets angrier and angrier.
But its not RGoss doing it. His responses to things may be idiosyncratic but they're good.
I will not debate a non-existent argument. I will not be led astray from the initial point. This is a common tactic used by those who know they are losing an argument, but cannot accept that they may be wrong.
"I wonder why he will not answer the one question I asked."
That is debatable whether it is a question or not. For it is an observation of my state of mind, rather than a simple "Will you answer the question, please?"
The way I read it, the past tense completely turns the original question (or statement) into an observation. I am not asking anyone why they speak French at the Olympics, I am announcing that I was wondering about it.
Do you agree with that grammatical analysis, or do you disagree? If you disagree, please explain.
But - to be clear - the ONLY sentence I want explained is this one:
This is the conversation I have been trying to have with you.
You refuse to even acknowledge it, then insult me for ignoring your attempts to change the subject.
Please understand that a reply of G=G+1 will be considered an immediate admittance of defeat.
I accept your concession of defeat.
I started penning a similar reply but decided it wasn't worth the aggro.
Actually, you accept the concept of a defeat, based on your personal definition of such. This is circular logic, because there is no outside referent to back up your opinión -- sort of an example of mental masturbation on your part. Since you already know the answer to what my "G" represents, and refuse to justify your posts so labeled, by your terms your non respons is an example of your defeat.
Today is rather cold, and I had a slight mishap on my trip to Turkey. as you probably know when going through security, you are supposed to use a separate tray for your lap top. However, as there is a lot of down time at airports, I keep my mouse and working pen drive in the same pocket. When I travel, I edit my clips and photos on to the pen drive, thus saving me time when I return home. So when clearing security in Turkey, my pen drive, representing hours of work, slipped out, and I did not notice until it was too late. Fortunately my original material, unedited, was basked up on my lap top. So now I am doing catch up. This is boring and time consuming, also prone to errors. So I limit myself to one hour sessions, then do something else. As a result, instead of my usual "G" response to trolls such as Zarknorph, Squaddy, U2, Medley, et all. I have been adding a substantive remeinder of where I am comming from, and their "sins" that I find offensive and a waste of time.
when clearing security in Turkey, my pen drive, representing hours of work, slipped out, and I did not notice until it was too late. Fortunately my original material, unedited, was basked up on my lap top. So now I am doing catch up.
Sorry to hear, what a bummer. If its any consolation, it never takes anywhere near as much time to repeat it.