SPOILER for _Dragon_...what's up with Vlad, again?

Mon Feb 17 17:20:28 PST 2003

I have just poked around on the web and find my interpretation of
punctuation is idiosyncratic, perhaps unique.  I'm nonetheless going to
stick with my flash stones.  For those seeking comprehension, the problem
below might be resolved by writing, "As a certain Issola might put it, I
am occasionally familiar..."

- Philip

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Mark A Mandel wrote:
> >
> >	[Philip Hart]
> >#A participant in the above exchange, I don't think there was any weaponry
> >#involved
> >
> >To be sure; I was speaking metaphorically and in a style inspired by
> >Paarfi's.
> >
> >#	 - the first response seemed a bit rude, but in a later reply
> >#(which you've excised) the writer explained why he chose that manner.
> >
> >I eventually did see that, and I'm glad. I just don't like flamewars,
> >and I have seen some (too many) discussions devolve into them. I am glad
> >to see yet again how civil and decent the group on this list generally
> >is.
> >
> As the other participant in that exchange, I entirely agree.  I am
> occasionally familiar; I have no wish to be by any means vulgar. [1]
> Except when it is appropriate, of course.  ;-)
> [1] See, now that's a paraphrase, and yet it seems wrong to put it in
> quotes of any sort.  Hmm.