You will appreciate the attachment I sent to Hansen, so here's your very own copy. I hope the size doesn't overwhelm your connection.
On Tue, 13 May 2014 18:43:38 -0600, GS Chandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Robert Hansen (RH) posted May 14, 2014 2:29 AM > (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9461964): >> >> On May 13, 2014, at 2:15 PM, GS Chandy >> <email@example.com> wrote: >> >> > (GSC): This is emphatically not true. You had not >> > 'caught >> >it', as you are claiming. It was NOT something to be >> >'blamed on the spell checker'. No existing spell >> >checker would have caught this particular error, in >> >any case. >> >> It is absolutely true, I even started to send a >> second post and got caught up with work. Don?t ever >> call me a liar again. >> >> Bob Hansen >> > You may later have started to send a second post (or a third, or a > fourth...) I grant that. > > However, I repeat: > > (It) is emphatically not true that you had 'caught it', (in the way that > you are claiming). You had not 'caught it'. It was NOT something to be > 'blamed on the spell checker' (as you are now doing). No existing spell > checker would have caught this particular error, in any case. > > Maybe such specious and evasive reasoning on your part - too often used > by you in too many of your arguments - is the reason why some (/many) > people find you to be 'a funny guy'. > > As to whether you are a liar, let the evidence speak for itself. > > There is NO spell checker in the world that would have discovered that > you meant "pique my curiosity" when you wrote to Richard Strausz to the > effect that "You are really starting to peak my curiosity as to how you > are able to do this" - but you want to put the blame on the spell > checker!!! (Before computers and spell checkers and stuff like that, I > believe some people used to claim things like: "The cat did it"). > > Though times and tools have changed hugely, the great US writer Mark > Twain had said/written something most appropriate in this kind of > context: "The best reason for telling the truth is that you don't have > to remember ANYTHING!" (words to that effect). > > GSC > ("Still Shoveling! Not PUSHING!! Not GOADING!!! - and not "poking with a > stick", either)
-- --Louis A. Talman Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver