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Subject:Re: Get a Life! From:Marilyn Heinzel <mheinzel -at- SUBZERO -dot- WINTERNET -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 13 Apr 1995 19:51:51 -0500
I state again: GEOFF's reply was TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE!
On Wed, 15 Feb 1995, Bill Amos wrote:
> Regarding Sonja Draeger's question/comment about using "task" as a verb, Geoff
> Davis wrote:
> > I have a brilliant idea for you. Look it up in your dictionary before
> > you send a message out like this! While *you* may not like it, the
> > usage of task as a verb was perfectly valid. Do something more
> > worthwhile with your life than critiquing e-mail messages. STOP
> > ASSAULTING MEMBERS OF THE LIST WITH YOUR WORTHLESS RHETORIC AND YOUR
> > STUPID PET PEEVES!!
> Whoa, pal. I and a lot of other people on the list found the thread
> This flame is totally inappropriate.
> Bill Amos
> Objective Systems Integrators
> Folsom, CA