Question about Devera

Wed Mar 5 15:52:53 PST 2003

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 05:50:36PM -0500, Warlord wrote:

> [[ ancient discussion of message vs delivery elided ]]

> So he cares so much about the message that he takes the receiver into
> consideration when composing ?  Again, the delivery, while important,
> is not AS important as the message itself.

It depends.  My Russian teacher told me that Nikita Khruschevs famous
line in his United Nations speech "We will bury you" was mistranslated.
That teacher claimed that he said a Russian figure of speech which doesn't
translate well literally, but loosely means "We will bury our children
together in the same graveyard."  It's most commonly used to mean "we
will eventually have peace and our grandchildren will live and die

That certianly changed my opinion of what Khruschev said -- until I
learned he was hammering on the podium with his shoe and excoriating
the US in the rest of the speech.

So sometimes delivery means more than the message.

Or to be more precise, delivery is an inseparable part of the message.