Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 14:34:56 EST 2010

On 12/04/2010 08:36 PM, Klaus on-rev wrote:
> Hi Richmond,
>> On 12/04/2010 08:23 PM, Klaus on-rev wrote:
>>> Hi Mr. Tight-lipped,
>> Do you really want me to return to my previous blabber-mouthed incarnation?
> Oh, NOOOOO! :-D
> But a complete sentence wouldn't have hurt! ;-)
Some sentences can, when one pauses to reflect on, meditate on, and 
inwardly digest them,
drag on in a way, which with their multiple subordinate, embedded 
clauses, caveats (and, come to
think of things, extra twiddly bits in parentheses (often multiply 
parenthesised (to a seemingly absurd
degree))), serve only to irritate, annoy and otherwise provoke the 
reader, recipient, interlocutor or
other interpreter to shout an extremely non-sentential "F*ck", owing to 
their final, and ultimately
slow, almost stupid, realisation, that sentences are not always so 
cut-and-dried as to sport only
a single, easily identifiable, subject, a verb (possibly phrasal or 
involving, especially in English,
the use of an auxiliary such as "have" or "do", or a modal such as 
"should", "might", "may", "can/could",
"ought to", or "have to") and a simplistic, one-word object (as opposed 
to a complex noun phrase,
possiby also involving multiple embedded clauses); or, to put it another 
way, or, possibly more
idiomatically, "to cut a long story short" (or, when one reflects upon 
ths sentence, more appositely,
"to cut a short story long"); some sentences are, unequivocally, "a pain 
in the nether regions" (and
those for the metaphorically challenged mean the buttocks, bottom, dowp, 
bottom, arse) that can
drive a good man (and, one should add in these egalitarian days that the 
word 'man' here is
used in an all-inclusive fashion embracing women, transgendered people 
and eunuchs as well
as men Ding-an-Sich) to thoughts of despair or even suicide.

Some sentences can hurt a lot . . .  :)

Love, kisses and funny moises, Richmond.

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