RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?

Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:28:06 -0800 (PST)

My reaction to your first sentence was to think that you were perhaps attempting to mock either me or my grandfather's thought by restating my words in such a grotesque manner. Since you have apparently never before been introduced to the concept, I will do you the favor of telling you that most people, when their words are parodied back to them in an overtly twisted manner, will react negatively because they will perceive it as a mockery.

I did not disparage education. I disparaged the erroneous idea which too many people hold that education and intelligence are the same thing. Your categorization of the meaning of my words is totally erroneous. You projected what you wanted to think onto my words and then replied to your internal version of my words instead of responding to what I actually wrote.

To top it off, you now have the gall to try to tell me what I was thinking. What is this "only grounds" garbage? I will thank you in the future to refrain from these ludicrous attempts at amateur mind reading. Try replying to my words, not to what you think you have magically divined to be my inner thoughts.


--- On Wed, 2/18/09, Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com> wrote:

From: Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 11:24 AM













While the first sentence was tongue in
cheek, I ultimately intended neither a joke nor an insult. Knowledge of grammar
and usage comes only through education (formal or informal). And as you
illustrate by the umbrage you took to what I wrote,  you yourself believe
that someone who uses “poor” grammar and usage is less than
intelligent. Consequently, as in your first message, I see a contradiction. In
your first message, you disparage education, but you do so using perfect
grammar and usage—which comes only from education. In your second
message, you indicate (by tone) that you were offended by what I wrote—and
the only grounds for that is that what I wrote sounded uneducated.

 

Where education is defined as, "the
act or process of ... acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of
reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others
intellectually for mature life," education does make people smarter.
Education is to the mind what good diet, aerobics, and weight training are to
the body. This, at least, is the classical view. In contrast, the Romantic view
lauds man in a “state of nature,” uncorrupted by the influences of
culture and “edumacation.”

 









From: Keith Hood
[mailto:klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com]

Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
7:25 PM

To: TECHWR-L; jleer -at- leertech -dot- net;
Leonard C. Porrello

Subject: RE: Qualifications for an
off shore writer?



 




I require a clarification from you. If you meant
your words as a joke of some kind and not as an insult to my grandfather or
myself, it would be a very good idea for you to make that clear now.





--- On Tue, 2/17/09, Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
wrote:


From: Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>

Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?

To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L"
<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, jleer -at- leertech -dot- net

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7:42 PM

Didn't you mean,
"Edumacation ain't make you none smarter"?  Even so, where
"education" is, "the act or process of ... acquiring general
knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of
preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life," isn't the
statement a bit of an oxymoron?



Leonard



-----Original Message-----

From: techwr-l-bounces+leonard -dot- porrello=soleratec -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+leonard -dot- porrello=soleratec -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]
On Behalf Of Keith Hood

Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:36 PM

To: TECHWR-L; jleer -at- leertech -dot- net

Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?



Yes, having a degree has never been proof of anything except the ability to
know how to get by on tests. As my grandfather used to say and he's never been
proven wrong, more education does not make you smarter.











 









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