regarding one of the great minds on the list...

From: john grigg (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 16:51:40 MST

Brain Manning wrote:
>Look up "wordy": it doesn't describe Owen.
It doesn't? lol! :)

Actually, I did and you are basically right. Wordy means "using more words
than necessary to express thought." And as Robert Bradbury pointed out
Robert delves into complex concepts where his powers of expression and
strong vocabulary are sometimes very necessary.

Robert Bradbury wrote:
Damien has to artfully simplify many concepts without entirely losing
their complexity while Robert has to avoid doing so because that
might extinguish refined or subtle distinctions. There are two
very different arts being practiced by these individuals, each
of which has their own place and value.

Other times I think he is showing off a little and being a touch wordy! :)
I did basically understand the meaning of wordy but was simply trying to be
nice and stand up for Robert by saying I appreciate the chance to expand my
vocabulary and knowledge base. Then again, I learn alot from so many on
this list I could never credit you all.

best regards,

John Grigg
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