Re: You asked for it

Subject: Re: You asked for it
From: Fred Wersan <wersan -at- ZEUS -dot- MA30 -dot- BULL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1993 09:55:31 EST

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... I have never heard the other song
that you use the tune from, so I can not fully imagine the song.
Thanks for your message.

Christy Yoder
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Is this an example of the generation gap stifling communication?
Once again, "Know your audience" rears its ugly head! You can't write a
parody about knowing your audience without knowing your audience. Pretty
disgusting, huh? But as always, a useful lesson. It is very hard these days to
assume that readers share a common base of knowledge or experience, be it
cultural or otherwise. That is why attempts at humor (to pull in another thread)
are so tricky to pull off.

Fred Wersan
Bull HN Informations Systems
300 Concord Rd.
Billerica, Mass. 01821
f -dot- wersan -at- bull -dot- com

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