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Bits and Bobs 
12th-Apr-2010 10:46 pm
Anura

I have started receiving the weekly "we're working on your order" emails from The Right Stuf. The ones apologising for not shipping Dirty Pair yet. Given that the emails are reporting a 31/12/2012 release date, this could become...tedious.

angriest has an interesting post on misuse of language that can be triggers for anger. Most of the examples raised are fairly good but somewhere along the line there has developed a light hearted exchange of insults on the cycling theme. Fortunately neither greteldragon or I are taking this seriously at the moment, and it is hopefully entertaining for all concerned.

EDIT: Spoke too soon. Either it just got nasty or I was missing it all along. I've fired back once and will now walk away.

Comments 
12th-Apr-2010 05:53 pm (UTC)

I don't know that I have any triggers for ANGER per se. Not specific words. It takes words, specific situations, and particular intent to make me angry.

There are word usages that annoy me mildly, or that I consider excellent openings to HARM THE STUPID, but that's not anger, that's enjoyment.

People who GET angry over simple use of language annoy me. Hey, other people talk differently, see things differently, price you pay for a society in which -- at least in theory -- you are ALLOWED to think differently. Some of them will believe in things you find reprehensible. Eh. So what? You don't want your civilization deciding what things are allowable to think, because I'll guarantee you that it won't decide that everything YOU think is good.
12th-Apr-2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Dude, greteldragon is a troll, that's what she does.

Have a look at any exchange on angriest's LJ she's involved in and there's a pretty clear pattern.

Don't feed her.
12th-Apr-2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
So noted, and I won't in future.
15th-Apr-2010 09:15 am (UTC)
WTF?
15th-Apr-2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
Was I not clear?

greteldragon is a troll.
15th-Apr-2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
I suspect vegetus has had a different experience, possibly due to knowing greteldragon personally.

Honesty compels me to admit that some people might see me as a troll sometimes despite my best efforts to debate in good faith.

It can happen to anyone.
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