Posted by laima on July 30, 2006, at 13:12:56
In reply to Re: finally..., posted by Dinah on July 30, 2006, at 11:41:49
I must've clumsily used words which can be interpretted in, I'm not even sure how to phrase, slightly different ways? Different shades? Something like that. But I agree, you bring up and lucidly explain some very valid points, and I'll be thinking about what you've written.
In response to your questions:
> I was distressed by the phrase "real sufferer" as it seemed to me to imply that there are those who really suffer and those who aren't really suffering,
-I see your point, and apologize. A poor choice of words on my part. I attempted to distinguish, for hypothetical example, someone in a state of great distress who posts a plea which includes some offensive language or accusations- perhaps out of carelessness or perhaps out of utter frustration, or other reason--from someone-who might also, of course, be suffering,-who reads the post, and experiences a mild reaction of "oh- that's a rule infraction", or "oh- I don't like it-that person sounds like a (whatever)", - but maybe the matter isn't terribley important to them? Does that make any sense?
> I was distressed by the term "trivial offenses".
-Here again, I apologize for causing distress.
I attempted to make a distinction between someone who intends to hurt others, from someone who, for example, accidently gaffs or simply didn't know a word or phrase that they used was considered offensive by people outside of their own circles.
I see your point, that such an error could still end up really hurting another person.