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  •  Ah. I will remember: The Urban Dictionary (0+ / 0-)

    trumps Shakespeare.

    Score one for HumptyDumptyisms.

    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

    At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

    by serendipityisabitch on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 12:15:11 PM PST

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    •  That's kind of bizarre, don't you think? Is that (0+ / 0-)

      your answer?  Is that really your take from what I wrote: that I'm saying that the urban dictionary trumps Shakespeare, or is that just a way to avoid admitting you were wrong?  Weren't we talking about integrity?  You were questioning mine, weren't you?

      Let me try this... Do you still stand by what you wrote:

      But if that quote isn't cited properly, or in context (and it wasn't), then what does that say about the rest of Ray's cites?
      It's relevant, and it's crucial. It speaks to the integrity of the diarist. If he cannot, in an area which is common for his audience, be bothered to get his citations correct, or show their relevance correctly, what can we infer about those citations in areas which are not common knowledge?
      Or were you in error?  Could you answer that question directly?

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