English Like?

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu May 25 22:14:22 CEST 2017


Quite.

I never drink vodka.

But a "box" is not a BOX, and more than a "button" on a computer screen 
has anything whatsoever to do
with buttons on my radio.

If I drink Rakia (the Bulgarian homologue of Whisky) I can feel this 
intuitively.

I was not so daft as to use the word BOX without quotation marks as, 
oddly enough, I am aware that a box is often
an object consisting of 5 or six rectangles making a container (but NOT 
a solid object).

When writing about a "box" on a screen, knowing that everything on a 
computer screen is part of some
gloriously extended metaphor I use quotation marks.

Right, I'm off for a modest glass of rakia and a slightly more generous 
9 hours sleep.

Richmond.

On 5/25/17 10:13 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> Technically, a box is a 3 dimentional object made of 6 rectangles each joined at the corners to form a solid object. If there are one of those on your screen and it's talking to you, I'd lay off the kimche for a bit and get some sleep. Oh, and when drinking vodka, don't eat the worm!!!
>
> Bob S
>
>
>> On May 25, 2017, at 05:12 , Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> If the "box" is just a rectangle then it is probably some sort of modeless window,
>>
>> if the "box" is 'talking' to me then it's an ask/answer thing (which have always struck me as
>> labelled the wrong way round).
>
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