(Horace @ May 09 2005,00:54)
Originally Posted by imageWIS,May 08 2005,08:27
Must we constantly come back to only two topics on the forum? Have we lost all originality when Black and the One Who's Name I Shant Repeat are the only topics of interest left on the forum? Enough is ENOUGH. Jon.
'line how is will thread out.'
What? I'm not like an FCC bureaucrat; ad hominem attacks are no basis for a valid counterargument. I simply criticized the subject matter directly, not its posters directly, whereas you on the other hand... Jon.
"how it will thread out" -- is what I meant to type. I may be the first to use "thread" in this sense as a verb. You didn't put forth an argument, really. You didn't even criticize the subject matter directly, as you assert. So to "counter" your argument or lack thereof isn't a concern; and as for ad hominem attacks, they aren't in and of themselves an invalid form of argument. But since you weren't really arguing anything, but rather just carping: if I were to have made one, it would have been entirely appropriate here. Before you throw around a phrase, learn what it means and how to use it. (And no, reading some tutorial on the internet doesn't count, nor does the misuse of the term by lawyerly example). Two things more things: first, we know you're not an FCC bureacrat. Strictly speaking, I didn't call you one. I employed a simile. Second, I'm not going to hold you by the hand and take you through Quintillian, but your original post is an "ad homines" argument. I say enough is enough when it comes to misusing Latin.