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Old 04 July 2003, 04:56   #51
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Jon,

No apology then? i am surprised!

Looking at the situation from arm's length, I can understand that you don't consider calling someone a four letter name to be offensive, but that's for you to decide what language is appropriate. Not everyone will agree upon your choice of language, but one's social skills generally choose appropriate language at particular times.

From the other side, you felt that Mike's comments which you call a "violent outburst" were perhaps inappropriate? Having briefly met Mike, I don't consider him to be a violent man, and personally think that his comments were melodramatic and so ridiculous that they couldn't be taken seriously. C'mon, he did refer to a zimmer frame, that points to acknowledgement of a bit of humour surely?

Please consider this as a neutral olive branch thrown down between you. For gawd's sake, please could one of you pick it up, but don't hit the other with it!
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I could write this two ways….


JF You are a complete TWAT!

Or I could say

JF, I don’t totally agree with you and do feel that you do advertise yourself in a way that could actually annoy other forum members by the way that you respond.


……so which would you prefer, an explanation or abuse?
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Pepper,
To suggest 'twat' is a 'four letter name in the normal context of 'four letter' words, is being just as melodramatic as you say mike is! so, be it right or wrong in your eyes, no, I will not be apologising! and I think mike is the one most likely to see your 'olive branch' as a weapon, not me!

Also, with respect, to suggest my social skills are below par, when we're talking about a man threatening violence on an internet forum is frankly laughable!
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Depsol,
maybe you'd like to make such a nice job of compiling two versions of mike's 'threats of violence' that will make fantastic reading!

P.S. your almost constant use of phrases like 'you're talking bollox!' on the YBW forum is a good example of your social skills and controll of the english language don't you think!
I'm not sure you're the right person to be 'acting headmaster' do you?

This really is going nowhere fast, I came on to state my case, not to apologise for mocking someones ridiculous outburst!

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I give up!

I'm off to organise going out in my boat.

Remember boats, those things that float on the water with a noisy petrol-gobbling thingy at the back?
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Remember boats, those things that float on the water with a noisy petrol-gobbling thingy at the back?
no, no, no, you want a noisy diesel gobbling thingy(s) at the back!
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LOL

I am not condoning Mike threats I just think that there are sometimes better way of doing things. I wont even start to iron out Mike Gs threat as it would take too long but it was a reaction provoked by your comments. As I say I am not condoning it.

Look at it this way you say Alan is always full of himself and got the t shirt blah blah blah which annoys you. The same can be said of yourself giving short responces to people and calling them Twats. You could come across as full of yourself as you disagree with them but don’t give a proper explanation as to why you disagree so no-one understands where you are coming from.

I know that you are probably very experienced in your field but you may need to relay this in what you are saying not just what you are thinking. Give people the benefit of your experience, they will not think you are bigheaded or full of yourself they will respect you for your knowledge and wisdom.

As for the word Twat it may not be a swear word and it may indicate someone is a fool but the verbal expression because it starts and ends in the letter ‘T’ makes it short blunt and more offensive than fool.

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I fail to see what explanation is needed for 'you blow your own trumpet too much', which is how I worded it many times before words like twat were ever used! so the polite method obviously doesn't get listened to by those with a 'very high opinion' of themselves! if nothing else, the use of the word twat, does seem to have got peoples attention LOL
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I have just put down the phone after a call from John Kennett. I have been told, albeit very politely, to back off.

In response to my reason for rounding on Messrs F & D - namely that they were trying to wreck his web site - he has told me he disagrees. Indeed, he added that he considers their contribution to the Forum to be healthy and not unwelcome.

Fine, so be it. I'll pipe down.
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JF, no sides taken in the following comment.

Your use of twat is rather offensive. Whilst you may use it in a light way, it other parts of the country it is use to refer to a ladies genital area, much the same way as the word beginning with a c and ending with a t. So, perhaps you have been unaware of the connotations in your banter.

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