[Dixielandjazz] A little diplomacy please

Don Ingle dingle at baldwin-net.com
Wed Sep 10 16:27:45 PDT 2003

Pat, , m'Ladd:

You commented that "That's the trouble with the written word, irony does not
travel well." Actually it does, and I caught yours quite well.
My reply was in the same vein, and to make certain that it was recognized
for irony (there I go again with that Z), I added the formally common
emoticon <G> meaning grin, or the same as a smiley. Those of us old hands at
E-mail from the Compuserve days used that <G> to make certain the recipient
knew there was no flaming involved.
As to the spelling comment and the computers with "spell check" (common
usage), well most us do use machines evolved from some that began in
someone's garage. We also fly in planes whose ancestors started in a bicycle
shop in Dayton, OH, or ride in a car started in somebody's shed in Dearborn,
Michigan or Bavaria long before auto factories came about.
Well, you say realise, I say realize -- and I hope by now that all the
lurkers reading this also realise/realize that the sport of jibing has no
nationality. Now to pour a wee dram of Lagavulin just to make the day go by
pleasantly. Yours for more irony, and that Aretha finally finds the melody.

----- Original Message -----
From: <PLadd36932 at aol.com>
To: <dingle at baldwin-net.com>
Cc: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] A little diplomacy please

> In a message dated 10/09/03 14:07:59 GMT Daylight Time,
> dingle at baldwin-net.com writes:
> > >"What really makes me mad is that they do not recognise the basic fact
> > that
> > one Englishman is worth three of any other country, and six in the case
> > the
> > French."<
> > So much for "equal validity."
> Thats the trouble with the written word, irony does not travel well.
>  By the way, my spell checker notes that you
> >
> > don't know how to spell "realize"and "recognize.".
> The trouble Don is that you do not realise or recognise the fact that your
> calculating machine is wrong in the first instance.
> It should have a `Spelling corrector,` not a ..... sorry I cannot bring
> myself to perpetuate a term dreamed up by someone who built electric
typewriters in
> a garage.
> Cheers
> PatL :-)

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