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Thursday, January 29, 2004



Well I think a "Yowza!" is in order here. I would not like to be in his shoes right now, after having received an intellectual bitch-slap of that magnitude. You defended your opinions with the utmost intelligence and zeal. And while I applaud the professionalism and eloquence of your response, I furiously regret its necessity. (Oh and if your friend is reading this, inform him that the lack of an "'s" at the end of "its" does not suggest that it is not possessive. According to the MLA (Modern Language Association), one does not place an apostrophe in the word "its" to suggest ITS possessiveness. See? Look. I did it again.) I only mention this because, in conjunction with his myriad of social and intellectual ineptitudes, he is glaringly ill equipped with the basic concepts of grammar.

A little bit of advice from me to you there chief, turn down the radio and pick up a book; you know, one of those funny little paper things with little black words in it.

With the praise out of the way, I come to my real point. I regret to inform you that you missed a blistering inaccuracy in our friend's response. He referred to your previous posting as slanderous. I hate to nitpick, but slander is spoken. Libel is written. You couldn’t have slandered Hip Hop and R&B because you WROTE IT DOWN. I’d also like to mention that a statement (whether written or spoken) is only considered slanderous or libelous if the speaker or writer did so maliciously. Malice. Definition of Malice you say? Fine.

Malice: 1. A desire to harm others or to see others suffer; extreme ill will or spite.
2. Law. The intent, without just cause or reason, to commit a wrongful act that will result in harm to another.

While I’m at it, why don’t I throw out the literal definitions of Slander and Libel too?

Slander: 1. Law. Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's reputation.
2. A false and malicious statement or report about someone.

Libel: A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, or pictures, that damages a person's reputation and the act of presenting such material to the public.

Funny. For a person so eager to suggest that you "do your research," he certianly seems to have confused his terms. God I just love being intelligent.

Back to my point.

As you mentioned before, you were simply expressing an opinion. You meant no ill-will by it, and for anyone (however angry and however large the chip on their shoulder may be) to suggest otherwise is indeed stupid, ignorant and in this specific case... RACIST.

In summation I would like to respond specifically to, what will now be, OUR mutual friend. You are an idiot. More importantly, you are a loud idiot. Your idiocy is crime enough, but to pollute cyberspace with your mindless tirades is unforgivable. I see that you have strong convictions, and I applaud you for that, but the next time you want to make a stand, be sure that you have a POINT. No one wants to listen to a loud asshole blindly attacking a differing opinion. Especially if that rant is predicated on nothing more than ignorance, racism and a bad attitude. My advice to you: Read a book. Open your eyes. And until you're ready: shut your fucking mouth.



This is clearly a really old post so me commenting is pretty pointless as you may not even notice it. Plus as a complete stranger it's probably not my place to comment. However, this is the internet and strangers butting in is what happens. Anyway, I just thought I'd say that you answered the guy's rather appalling comments very well. I just had one word of advice: when criticising grammar, do read over your own message to check you aren't making glaringly obvious mistakes. I spotted a few grammatical errors in your post, I won't point them all out, but a couple of the noticeable ones are:

"You say that I am entitled to my opinion, which is a noble, but you never complete the sentence, or an entire thought."

- addition of the word a before noble, implying you were going to say something else afterwards, but changed the direction of the sentence and forgot the a.

"other peoples opinions"

- Missed the possessive apostrophe there.

"You’re point there is more than just a little weak"

- Ooh, painful, the wrong spelling of your. A very common mistake, but I notice that you did not make this mistake later on, so it appears that rather than being one of those people who just doesn't know that you're is a contracted form of you are, you just slipped up while typing.

Having said all this of course it's highly unlikely that the other guy would notice even if he did read your replies, his grammatical awareness did seem rather limited.

Feel free to point out if I made any errors of my own. - Excluding any English spellings, those aren't errors.



I cant believe i caught this response. However...

Having said all this of course it's highly unlikely that the other guy would notice even if he did read your replies, his grammatical awareness did seem rather limited.

First rule: Periods are our friends.

Second rule: Who cares?

Now go away...

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