At 03:03 PM 3/5/2003 -0500, Warlord wrote: > >I didn't say common, nor did I imply that it was not important; merely >secondary. > >If the correct meaning gets to the recipient of the communication, then >does the delivery method really matter ? Interesting question, and worth a moment to look at. If I tell you that I'll meet you at Joe's Coffee Shop at 8pm, and I do not show up until 9pm, I am telling you something: I am saying that my time is more important than yours. I am saying that I am more important that you. This is why, should that happen, I would rush to explain why the delay was unavoidable, or I would apologize for making you wait, or both. The action sends a message. If the message was unintended, it ought to be corrected. If I require you to go through an unusual amount of work to decipher a message that could have been delivered in a straight-forward and simple manner, I am saying exactly the same thing as if I had arrived at our appointment an hour late.