Re[2]: Responsible use of Obviously

Subject: Re[2]: Responsible use of Obviously
From: Bonni Graham <Bonni_Graham_at_Enfin-SD -at- RELAY -dot- PROTEON -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1993 11:59:00 EST

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> If it's obvious, why are you writing it?

Yep. I figure it's just one of those conversational particles
we all use out of sloppy habit. (Mine is "of course.") Most
software has a variant on the global search-and-destroy command
that finds them all but lets you make case-by-case decisions.
Works like a charm -- once someone has alerted you to your
particular failing, which of course you yourself can't see! :)

"The pallid pimp of the dead-line/The enervate of the pen" -Robert Service

Ditto for "simply," "easy," etc. These are value judgements. (not that I'm not
guilty... but I do try to use Joe's method for removal)

Bonni Graham

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