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(Fwd) I'll take intellectual integrity over good typing any day!
Subject:(Fwd) I'll take intellectual integrity over good typing any day! From:"T. Mazza" <tmazz -at- KODIAK -dot- ADAMS -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 28 Feb 1997 14:19:53 -0500
Lisa Higgins wrote, in part:
2. Theodora Massa's awkward simile about a hiring a surgeon who'd
cut off the wrong foot to do heart surgery struck me as particularly
sloppy. . .
It's Mazza, but hey, typos are COOL.
Lisa, you totally misundersood my ANALOGY, not to be mistaken with a simile.
The essence of it was: if I can't trust you with a trivial issue, how can I
ever trust you with a crucial one? If you can't spell, and can't construct
grammatically correct sentences, what does that tell me about the more
important skills a writer must possess?
Allow me add that in addition to the *basic* spelling and grammar skills, a
writer should also be able to read. (Lisa, is this the appropriate placement of
Guillotine ready? (Given the antagonistic atmosphere on this list, I can almost
hear the blades being sharpened.)
(Forgive your enemies: nothing annoys them more.)