I'm guessing that Ed doesn't like my definitions, which I took from the dictionary that comes with Mac computers. Maybe the ones he uses are better. I just never CAN seem to make Ed happy, and sad though that is, I have to bumble along doing the best I can, in spite of his dissatisfaction.
I'm wondering, though: where is the "offensive language" or "personal attack" in what I wrote? Or is Ed suggesting that I had someone in particular in mind when I offered today's vocabulary word? That would be a disputable interpretation, I fear. I named no one. I just felt that some people on this list didn't seem to know what that word meant and that a refresher would be timely.
On Jul 23, 2007, at 2:50 PM, Edmond David wrote:
> Stephen Weimar Posted: Jul 21, 2007 10:00 AM >> >> Occasionally there are exchanges on this list that >> contain personal attacks and offensive language that >> keep many people from reading, participating, and >> recommending it and, unfortunately, often reflect >> poorly on the Math Forum as well. We have received >> requests over the years to remove posts and users and >> more closely supervise the list. We apologize for not >> being able to play a more effective role in supporting >> the list. > > MICHAEL PAUL GOLDENBERG > Posted: Jul 23, 2007 11:25 AM >> >> Vocabulary lesson de jour: >> >> bigot |?big?t| >> noun >> a person who is bigoted : religious bigots. See note at >> zealot . >> ORIGIN late 16th cent.(denoting a superstitious >> religious hypocrite): >> from French, of unknown origin. > > Edmond David Posted: Jul 21, 2007 5:12 PM >> >> Solve him and you have solved your problem. > >