I have read some of you posts in the past and I realise you “humour”, hence the “fairly” light tone of my post, apology accepted. But you should be aware that what can be humour to one is a red rag to a bull to someone else.<quoted text>
Hi Christine, you have to understand that I have a warped sense of humor, and meant nothing other than to make light of one of your comments. Apologies for leading you to believe that I was targeting you, or that I am sexist. I wasn't, and I'm not. My wife and I are both working professionals and rarely encounter each other at home - if I asked her to "fetch" me a beer, I'd get nothing but sarcastic laughter in return. I could never be that kind of guy.
In fact I respect your persistence. If I WERE to speak my mind, I would say there's a difference between kicking a dead horse, and raising one with a crane to try to make it walk again. Let the language thing go. I agree with your points, and think we can all agree - English came from England. Lets close that book.
I also realise that Charlie will never change his mind, his opinion is set and can never be changed by facts. I have twice in the past dropped out of the conversation on the “origination” of the English language and twice, Charles has jumped in again with his idiocy and racism, yes racism, to goad me in to continuing. You will notice that the moment he got ChromiuMan and myself arguing he dropped out for a little Charlie chuckle, as is his way.
As for ChromiuMan, well he is a sexist prig with some bright ideas, his error was verbally abusing me and then continuing the abuse after being advised that I would not bow down to his manhood. Contrary to his ignorant accusations I am not a feminist by any means but I do not take any sort of abuse from industry/military leaders and heads of state so there is nothing down for some anonymous nobody. It’s who I am and his egotestical (correct spelling) chauvinism and deliberate ignorance will make no difference to that.