Re: OT - Errors on cover letters

Subject: Re: OT - Errors on cover letters
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: "Susan Hogarth" <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 17:42:11 -0500

At 04:23 PM 11/5/2007, Susan Hogarth wrote:
>On Nov 5, 2007 3:50 PM, <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> wrote:
> > ...
> > And Yo! Susan! Today's home construction is NOT necessarily better. ...
>Wow. Did I say it was? I was pretty sure I was making a simple point
>that evident disparities in survival rates (i.e. most old houses we
>see have been kept around for a reason, and a big reason is that they
>didn't suck) could cause a -perception- that
>Thanks for pointing out that my writing was unclear and very easy for
>even a fellow writer to misunderstand. I am shamed.

Sarcasm noted.

>Or else this demonstrates the theorem that old farts simply cannot
>resist the charm of 'back in the day' stories.

Nope. Not charm at all. Just wondering sometimes why people can't be
more civil like they used to be. And now I'm catching hell for
venting after watching gobs of messages on comma vs colon. Sheesh.

>Reality: there have always been poor writers and crappy houses. There
>seems to me to be no good evidence, and only marginal anecdotal
>evidence, to suggest that the proportion of crappy houses or sucky
>writers has increased dramatically.

Yep, we agree. You have your opinion, I have mine.

>Of course *I* also beleive that writing has showed decline in some
>areas. But I am on the verge of old-fartism myself, so there again the
>observation is skewed.

Old-fartism really has nothing to do with it. I'm not even hinting
that everybody once again compose and write like the classic authors
of yesteryear. Just that they be more careful.

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