Re: APOLOGY: Unprofessional possesive "Bash head with rock" post

Subject: Re: APOLOGY: Unprofessional possesive "Bash head with rock" post
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: John David Hickey <dave -at- toonboom -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 17:30:19 -0600

Sounds like someone needs to get off their politically correct high horse. It's
this kind of nonsense that robs us of speech, of expression.

Jo Byrd

John David Hickey wrote:

> Greetings!
>
> 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,
>
> Dave
> ---------------------------------------------------
> John David Hickey
> Grand Poohbah of Documentation
> and proud recipient of two Wing awards





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