Re: I hope it's true
- From: "Paul M. Cook" <pmcook@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 19:45:23 -0800
"Bart Goddard" <goddardbe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Paul M. Cook" <pmcook@xxxxxxx> wrote in
Paul, everyone knows it's a hoax. That's why the title of
the thread is "I hope it's true." Why is it that you're
always 3 steps behind everyone else?
I don't know and I have a feeling you won't be telling me, either.
I could psychoanalize you with little effort. Your main
problem is that you can't distinguish rationale from
And you can't tell your ass from a hole in the ground. Is that MY problem?
I'm not responsible.
Perhaps a better subject line would have been "Oh that this would be
true!" or "wouldn't it be just peachy if this was true?" or "Why can't
life imitate art?"
Better if I were the sort of person to speak only in cliches,
but I'm not and I don't aspire to be.
Takes one to know one.
or perhaps even "I sure wish this was true!"
Two problems, first, I would have said "were" rather
than "was." Second, do you really think the fine
difference between "I sure wish this were
true" and "I hope it's true" somehow obscured the
meaning from you? If so, it explains a lot.
And I bet you drink tea with your little pinky sticking out.
your use of the word hope implied a desire on your part to believe it,
if expressing some tepid doubt as to its authenticity. So I made the
logical assumption that you really were partially of the belief that
it was in fact true.
That is far from a logical assumption. (Indeed, what can
be "logical" about an "assumption"? "Logical assumption"
is another one of those meaningless cliches.) Further,
"I hope it's true" carries none of the meanins you
_rationalized_ into it. So your assumption is not only
illogical, it's not even sensible.
I smell a rat here. You thought it was true and when I found the Snopes
link as you should have, you were embarrased. This resulted in shame, which
triggered this attack of projection so as to protect your wounded psyche.
Occam's razor and all.
Next time be more vague so as to incite analysis rather than
Right, it's somehow my fault that you can't read. This is
another example of rationalization. You want something to
be true, so you work backward from your conclusion to
come up with suitable assumptions in order to make it so.
It's how I aced the SAT, I'll have you know.
Rationale works forward.
But you're regressive.
- Re: I hope it's true
- From: Bart Goddard
- Re: I hope it's true