[Theforum] Re: (no subject)

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sat May 11 08:57:32 CDT 2002

On Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 01:53  pm, Miriam wrote:

>>>> Gloating, Ron?
>>> yes Amanda, that's how your post came across to me.
>> If you wish to read and look for meaning below the surface,
>> sure, that's you're right. But it doesn't mean it's so (or indeed
>> that it's necessarily not so).
> Geez, what was I just talking about the other week, "hidden knives?"
> Subtext
> is a large part of any human communication and it's bound to be read.
> Either
> there *was* that intentional subtext (which given the history, I don't
> doubt
> very much) or there *wasn't* that hurtful & snarky intention, in which
> case
> things might be more delicately put in the future.


My point was that while subtexts may or may not be there, it doesn't mean
you have to respond to them, or go looking for them.

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