- From: "Pete Dashwood" <dashwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 12:10:11 +1200
"LX-i" <lxi0007@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Pete Dashwood wrote:
>> <docdwarf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>In article <3lulggFt0olcU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>>>Pete Dashwood <dashwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>It is true that when it comes to the lives of others (like a bridge
>>>>we cannot allow the engineer to say: "Oops! Chalk that one up to
>>>>experience...", so we put checks and balances in place to ensure that
>>>>risks are minimised and the responsibility is shared by people qualified
>>>>do so. But few of us engineer our lives.
>>>There's that pesky third person plural again... see above about learning
>> OK. In my experience, I don't see people engineering their lives. (Did I
>> really need to qualify that? Obviously, you thought I did...)
> It depends on what level of conversation you're using, and whether you
> want to amend what you say until it's crafted to their exacting
> specifications. I had no problems at all with your third person plural,
> and I understood exactly what you meant.
Thank you, Daniel. Sometimes I really wonder if it is me or CLC... or just
some people in CLC.
Nevertheless, as long as it is fun (and on the off-chance of actually
learning something) I'll continue to come here...
As the Doc remarked a few days ago; everyone needs a hobby... :-)
Exchanging ideas with intelligent people is not a bad one, even if there is
sometimes a smokescreen of pedantry and intolerance.