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Re: Notation Reference 1.8 "Text" : ready for review

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Notation Reference 1.8 "Text" : ready for review
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 03:15:06 -0700

On Sun, 5 Oct 2008 21:00:59 +0200
fi____ visu__lle <address@hidden> wrote:

> Am 2008-10-05 um 17:46 schrieb Valentin Villenave:
> >
> >> You don't need to quote stuff that you've done.  I know that I'm
> >> right.  I really don't need the ego boost of having you tell
> >> me.  :)
> > We all need ego boosts every now and then: look, even I always get
> > plenty from you :-)
> Please explain to a non-native speaker: Is "boost" the same as
> "blast"?

A "boost" is helping someone -- literally, helping somebody get
higher.  It could be lifting a child so that he can reach a tree
branch to start climbing; giving a small stool to a child so that
he can reach the kitchen counter; also, car seats for very young
children are (or at least were) called "booster seats".

A "blast" is an explosion.

So "ego blast" sounds like a magical spell in a role-playing game
that causes mental damage to your enemies; an "ego boost" is an
uplifting feeling that you provide to your allies.  Don't confuse
the two.  Since young children are fairly week, using an "ego
blast" on a kid could kill it.

> > \teeny \tiny \small \big \huge.
> But shouldn't teen-y markup look like, say, SMS?

ur r1te.

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