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Jul. 26th, 2004 @ 05:54 pm Frustrated About Anger
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From:agentgross
Date:August 3rd, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)

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I had written an extended response to this post, however I tried to post it at the same time as Anonymous posted the treatise below titled "Re:Simply Gray," and apparently the website didn't appreciate the excess attention. Therefore, since the conversation has changed, I will eventually respond to the most recent post instead of rewriting my previous response. First, however, I want to say something about the English language. Ours is not a language in which we have one meaning for each word, and one word for each meaning. English, and every other language for that matter, is filled with ambiguities and shades of meaning. For instance, if you were to look up "damn" in Webster's unabridged third edition dictionary, you would find that the definition is roughly as long as the Soman Fighter's post "Simply Gray." However, if you didn't have access to that particular dictionary, and would rather look the word up on the internet, you would find that dictionary.com gives five different definitions of "damn," and only one of them applies to God's damning a sinner to hell. The others justify my usage of the word, and definition one (To pronounce an adverse judgment upon.) justifies me when I damn this instance of uniformed use of the english language.