From: Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 11:59:04 AM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Valentines on the Crouching Lion
If you were to spell my name a million times, Mat or Mathew, even
though you and I both know who you're referring to, you'd be wrong.
Calling the mountain Couching Lion recalls and celebrates the ancient
history of this land. Misspelling it shows and propagates ignorance
and/or laziness. So, the choice is yours: celebrate the
Quadracentennial of our majestic mountain's European discovery by
Samuel de Champlain; or join the Philistines, who say "nucular" and
"irregardless," write "your" instead of "you're." Independent
thinking is a feeble
excuse for mediocrity.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:52 PM, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]
>> Now you're fishing, but I'll bite. This is only the first time that
>> you've screwed it up on the List. Interestingly, two of the three
>> offenders* have been teachers, the other being Mr. Woods. Remind me,
>> again, why are property taxes so in Vermont?
> Ummm, except I didn't screw it up. I purposely used that name, knowing that
> you've repeatedly commented on its use. What I screwed up was my memory of
> who you corrected.
> As for your
assertion that this is not a valid name for the mountain, at
> least one venerable history book on the area disagrees with you:
> as well as many, many websites. Here's just 3, one of which includes a
> postcard using that name.
> The last time I checked, if a bunch of people call something by a given
> name, and that name is clearly understood to indicate the noun being spoken
> about, which means communication is ocurring as intended, then that name is
> valid, at least among those people. So when Justin writes about Crouching
> Lion and TEO understands where Justin means, TEO is thereby validating the
> name that Justin has used.
> And yes, when VTers tax money is used on me, their kids get more than just a
> math education. They also learn to think for themselves, and learn that the
> truth is not
necessarily that which gets shouted the loudest and most
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