APOLOGY: Unprofessional possesive "Bash head with rock" post

Subject: APOLOGY: Unprofessional possesive "Bash head with rock" post
From: "John David Hickey" <dave -at- toonboom -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 15:10:15 -0500


I've received an angry message from someone who was offended by my reply to
Meg Halter's question about "Unprofessional possesive". He said:

>You are out of line with your broken English. Totally unprofessional and
>smacks of racism. It is very clear you mock not only non-English speaking
>people, but especially Asians. Shame on YOU.

Actually, I wasn't thinking of any ethnic group at all, but it's curious
that he thought I was. When I wrote this reply, I was picking up on the
broken English the original poster used in her email (as a funny example)
and ran with it.

If I was thinking of any group of people, I was thinking of primitive
cavemen (bash with rock) and I was not targeting any ethnic group.

If I offended anyone on the list with this post, I sincerely apologize, but
the post was not intended as a racist slur of any kind.
Be seeing you,

John David Hickey
Grand Poohbah of Documentation
and proud recipient of two Wing awards

ToonBoom Technologies
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