# Re: Another comment rejected by UCRM moderators!

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 19:38:16 +0000 (UTC)
Ian Smith <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

uk.net.news.moderation removed from groups list

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Just zis Guy, you know? <> wrote:

like saying you can stand on a piece of string as long as there
are enough other pieces of string to distribute the resultant
forces and ensure that the string remains in net tension. It might
be technically true but it does not actually describe what's going
on.

http://www.astounding.org.uk/ian/temp/Han_getty_photo17.jpg
http://www.astounding.org.uk/ian/temp/Han_getty_photo18.jpg

So, according to your argument, if you showed those photos to a
disinterested party, with a normal grasp of plain English
conventional usage, and asked them to describe what they saw, they
would say:

"Plainly, that's Ayixiguli Maimaitimin hanging from a wire."

If you pressed them on the topic, and asked if they would not
describe her as standing, they would respond with:

"Standing? Standing? Are you an idiot? What syntactic sophistry
is this? Plainly she is hanging from the wire. Whoever thinks she is
standing clearly has no understanding of what's going on."

That's your view, is it? (It's 'my' "piece of string", btw.)

Clearly hanging, because the string is in tension. This is an
engineering discussion, so you really have to assume a modicum of
engineering sense/understanding (except in the case of 36).

.

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