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Re: [Pan-users] Purging headers

From: Joe Zeff
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Purging headers
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:41:34 -0800
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On 12/06/2008 Steven D'Aprano wrote:
No offence is intended Joe (and I say that explicitly because your post suggests that you have a very thin-skin and treat quite minor social faux pas as if they were a deliberate attack on you) but given the fact that you've had half a century of people mis-reading "Joe Zeff" as "Jeff", shouldn't that tell you by now that it is a very easy mistake to make?

I am not, in general overly thin skinned (At least, I hope I'm not.) but this just happens to be one of my buttons; one of those things that will set me off every time. And, as I've posted before, I've had decades to learn that the only way to keep people from doing it again is a zero tolerance policy.

It's bad enough when people hear my name and get it wrong. SEEING IT IN PRINT and still not managing to get it right always looks to me as though they can't be arsed to get it right, and I find that offensive. I have no idea why people hear your name as Peter. Imagine how irritating it would be if I saw your name written as Steven and *still* called you Peter, and you'll see why I react the way I do.

Joe Zeff
If you can't play with words, what good are they?

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