Joyce A. Aros
Olds/ it is only fair to tell you...,.
Sun Nov 13, 11:18


...that you are talking to someone who never completed the fifth grade and so am considered a fourth grade idiot. What that amounts to is I haven't the faintest idea what the heck you are talking about, but I am immensely flattered that you foolishly thought I did.

I have managed to struggle through life by relying heavily on two large dictionaries that weigh more than I do. Fortunately, I live in Tombstone where half the population is as ignorant as I am.

My one redeeming factor is that I have a little more common sense that most of my neighbours, but that is because of age and age alone.

So 'run on' all you like. It's possible I might learn something! I appreciate it even if I don't have a clue.

  • It's semantics, butolds, Sun Nov 13 8:28
    describing someone as stupid is not name-calling any more than would be describing someone as thuggish. Calling someone a thug is name-calling. Adjective vs. noun. As a rule, the problem with name-calling,... more
    • Olds/ it is only fair to tell you...,. — Joyce A. Aros, Sun Nov 13 11:18
      • In other wordsolds, Sun Nov 13 12:05
        what we have here is a failure to communicate? Tell you what. Let's make a deal. If I accept half the blame for not expressing myself clearly (or perhaps too clearly since clarity, like compression, so... more
        • Joyce Aros!Sharon Cunningham, Mon Nov 14 13:31
          Olds, wordsmith that you are.... please know that you are 100% correct in that Joyce Aros is In wonderful company... and she can dang well hold her own with the lot of them!
        • Olds/ a good deal....Joyce A. Aros, Sun Nov 13 13:54
          ...I have no trouble accepting responsibility. I'd just like Spicer and a few others to be held accountable if only in absentia. (spelling?) And I thank you for reassuring me that lack of sufficient... more
        • Forgot to add--olds, Sun Nov 13 12:31
          Faulkner was a high school dropout as well. Anyone see a pattern here? Thomas, not Tom, Wolfe, on the other hand, had a graduate degree from Harvard, which perhaps explains why he is virtually unreadable.... more
          • Faulkner ages well (nm)Dan Brown, Sun Nov 13 18:58
            • Exactly.olds, Sun Nov 13 19:48
              And like many if not most writers of his caliber, not that there are many, his work benefits from re-reading. Someone, a teacher probably, once counseled me that one of the criteria when appraising... more
              • Yes, absolutelyDan Brown, Tue Nov 15 10:55
                We grow together, the book and I. There is an alchemy in the experience.
                • That's the word,olds, Tue Nov 15 14:55
                  and it's a good one--alchemy. Only the best work affords the reader that experience. (There's a reason it's called the PHILOSOPHER'S stone.) Evan Connell, he of the terrific "Son of the Morning Star,"... more