[linux-elitists] Re: Improving writing skills (fwd)

Heather star@betelgeuse.starshine.org
Sat Jan 22 12:22:39 PST 2000


Figured y'all would enjoy this one. * Heather

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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 07:35:00 -0800
From: Graham Dunn <gdunn@kurai.org>
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Subject: Re: Improving writing skills
In-Reply-To: <14495.948339354@chthon>; from Tom Christiansen on Wed, Jan 19, 2000 at 08:35:54PM -0700
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On Wed, Jan 19, 2000 at 08:35:54PM -0700, Tom Christiansen wrote:
[snip]

> an example of how perilous a little knowledge can be.  It's the
> kind of thing that tempts the creation of such completely sillinesses
> as "ignorami".  (You know, it just now occurs to me that "ignorami"
> is beautifully autological in a wicked kind of way. :-)

ignorami: n: The BOFH art or process of folding problem lusers
	     into representational shapes.

-Graham

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