> In a message dated 5/3/2000 7:40:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
> > Why is either of those
> > observations "weird", or in what way did I not state them clearly?
> One: I would never punch you or anyone. To use that as an example sounds
> really strange.
Not if you're talking about the evolutionary origin of politeness.
> Two: you called the list an "audience". This is an extremely odd viewpoint.
Standard writer's terminology. Anyone who encounters a single word you
wrote is an "audience"; to be specific, a "reading audience", unless
it's someone using a phrase of yours on television.
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/beyond.html Member, Extropy Institute Senior Associate, Foresight Institute
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