[DWJ] Re: Dwj Digest, Vol 21, Issue 34

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed May 16 18:14:29 EDT 2007


In this case, it seems to be 'I'm tactless, you're blunt, and
she's forceful and well-informed.'

My personal favorite is:  I make important distinctions, you
nit-pick, and she's a hopeless pedant.

On May 16, 2007, at 10:27 AM, devra at aol.com wrote:

> Is this along the lines of 'I'm forceful and well informed, you're  
> blunt, and he's tactless?'
>
> Devra
>
>> Maybe we all realise that "brilliant and very articulate" is decoded  
>> as
>> "big-headed know-it-all loudmouth" if one claims it for oneself?
>>
>> Minnow (who spits pebbles better than *anyone*)
>
> Yes.  _Other_ people can say you're brilliant and articulate, though.
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