Originally Posted by Ajlelectronics
Maybe you should get back into bed and climb out the correct side again? If you care to review my extensive posts, you will note that there have been no agressive or deliberately rude posts from me. But then most English folk have a sense of humour (note the correct spelling).
I can see that the communication failures continue unabated.
I actually slept quite nicely and did get up on the correct side of the bed, thank you very much for your concern.
All I did was ask you a question and attempt to explain, in a an unsuccessfully humourous fashion, how you could prevent people misinterpreting what you are now inferring is your form of language "humour". That's what the confused emoticon and the question mark in the first sentence were for. I never stated you were rude or aggressive and I don't know you well enough to have an opinion.
Obviously the humour of our respective countries is as different as our common language.
Correcting someones grammar is considered by many here in the colonies to be rude. Hell a lot of colonials think any kind of criticism is rude. Down with the colonials! You can pretty much expect any viewpoint on a web forum or mail list to be challenged by one or many opposing ones. Anonymity seems to impede the higher social graces.
Nope, just call me mister inconsiderate if you want but I can't read minds and I do not care to review the posting history of every person who posts comments on a forum in order figure out if they are joking or being critical. If I am in doubt I will ask. If a person doesn't spend the effort to effectively communicate the meaning or emotions behind their written words then why should the readers be expected to put any effort into divining the meaning? It's no big deal and it happens to everyone from time to time. We aren't thinking, were tired, were in a hurry and we certainly aren't perfect, especially me. Usually nobody thinks anything much about it but sometimes someone does.
If I were a rude person and really thought that you were being a jerk I would have sent you a PM. It would either contain directions for where the the King's English could be more appropriately deposited or something slightly more obtuse. Something like the American Revolutionary War is over and you lost, so get over it.
(Note: Emoticons indicate an attempt at humour)
But I am not a rude person and I meant no disrespect. If we should ever be fortunate enough to meet and the Scotsmen and Irishmen in my family tree are not an impediment
. I would be proud to pretend to laugh at your jokes and buy you a beer
or perhaps that should be a pint?