Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/01/30

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Subject: [Leica] Re: No, called for
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 13:26:04 -0500

At 10:09 +0000 1/30/0, a fine scholar, Mike Johnston wrote:

>Actually, my statement is completely called for, because I'm not being
>argumentative. I mean it literally. Half the time, I can't figure out
>what in the hell Mark's talking about, much less what he means to imply.
>I think that at times, I've been mislead into taking offense where Mark
>meant no offense.

I understood what you meant here, perhaps because I felt the same way.

>There are a few other listmembers who are even worse. Either they don't
>bother to proofread their own messages even once, or they are not native
>English speakers and run into trouble expressing their thoughts, or they
>have "doctor's handwriting" disease, whereby they think it's sufficient
>if they understand their own messages themselves, with no thought to
>whether anyone else is going to be able to puzzle them out.

Never heard the handwriting disease expression before. I always call it
"COIK" - Clear Only If Known.


Ken Wilcox

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