From: Sabrina Marr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 17 Dec 2002 - 19:26:34 GMT
I thought we were going to stop sending useless emails such as the one below
to "save" the list's reputation? Smith, it's nice that you have issues with
the word "wade", but please, it's an inappropriate rant.
On a lighter note, are any new DECENT memetic papers or books due out?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wade Smith" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:13 AM
Subject: pet peeves
> On Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at 11:33 AM, Grant Callaghan wrote:
> > Furthermore, it causes people who come here to discuss memetics
> > to miss interesting messages because they don't want to wade
> > through the spam to get to them.
> OK. Pet peeve. Well, sort of.
> This poor word 'wade', which I am so close to.
> Now, I know, it's common enough and in common enough usage,
> although, mostly (MOSTLY!) _these days_ only to indicate
> _walking in shallow water_, but, I do admit to cringing when I
> see it, especially in these forums, as, well, I admit it, I take
> it personally.
> I know, my own problem, but, hell, we all got problems.
> And, this one is fixed by substituting 'sift'.
> It's even more apt. And I like apt.
> - Wade
> From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913):
> 3. To examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize.
> Sifting the very utmost sentence and syllable.
> Opportunity I here have had
> To try thee, sift thee.
> Let him but narrowly sift his ideas. --I. Taylor.
> To sift out, to search out with care, as if by sifting.
> From WordNet (r) 1.7:
> 3: check and sort carefully; "sift the information" [syn: sieve]
> 4: distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job
> candidates" [syn: sieve]
> This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
> Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
> For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
> see: http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/jom-emit
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