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GUEST,raymond greenoaken Its why people dont go to folk clubs.... (235* d) RE: Its why people dont go to folk clubs.... 08 Aug 12

> I understood what Mr Blandiver was saying without any difficulty.

>>Can you be certain of that? Perhaps, consciously or subconsciously, you put your own meaning to it? The trouble is with any statement of no, little, or ill-defined meaning is that it can mean just about anything that anybody wants it to, and will mean different things, often wildly different things, to different people; thus it fails as a means of communication of a single idea.

Yes, I can, because Mr B was kind enough to give a careful paraphrase of the offending utterance. It's not just the words, not just the grammar: the context points you towards the meaning too. I guess I am a genius after all.

And what's the problem with big words, chaps? I'm told Shakespeare used a few...

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