uan wrote:Simon E. wrote:Yes, well until and unless we all become you, perhaps careful sentence construction will serve communication better than will a forest of exclamation marks.
I could have phrased it as:
1. Simon E. thinks to himself, "hmmm, if only all people were me ... "
2. If all people could become you with careful sentence construction that matches specifically how you process information ...
3. People tend to respond best to a specific communication style and it's more challenging to understand others when they communicate differently from how we normally process information. It'd be great if everyone could change to match our own specific style of communicating, based on our own specific brain functioning, the culture and life experience we've had, the type of education and learning we've had, our own level of understanding on a given topic, our sense of humor, our world view, our etc ad infinitum. Even more importantly, if only people could be mind readers to know exactly what we need to know. And when we write to others, to fill in all the gaps and inferences and nuances that is implied in want we write.
4. There must be some wisdom in, and reason behind, the 84,000 Dharma doors.
I love this uan. I've no idea whether it applies to Simon but this is how I spend my day. Hopefully my mind will eventually become more flexible and discard these unwanted habits.
Personally, with all due respect to beloved english teachers, I am happy with DWers expressing themselves in whatever manner they like as long as it meets the TOS. And that includes the text talk, exclamation marks of which I am fond or even starting sentences with "and".