[Spellyans] Eddie's problems

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Tue Jul 15 15:43:37 IST 2008


Please, good people - can we confine this sort of exchange to Cornwall 24?

Craig



Penny Squire wrote:
> Eddie,
>
> Both Michael and Nicholas have clearly but politely brought it to my 
> attention that the wording of my passing remark gave offence to 
> Nicholas and one other on this list and I have taken that on board and 
> made my apologies.
>
> While surfacing the same concern you have managed clarity but seem 
> unable to manage politeness.
>
> Let me say that I have no intention of insulting anyone's intelligence 
> and would have thought that enough of that had already been done by 
> the Cornish Language Partnership.
>
> I have two questions for you:
>
> (1) if you have "... never heard of 'Doris Ansari' and her 
> 'anti-Cornish agenda' " what expertise, exactly, do you consider that 
> you are bringing to any discussion about the Cornish language? 
>
> (2) Do you have a problem with women having opinions?
>
> Penny
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Eddie Climo <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Sent: Thursday, 10 July, 2008 6:59:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Introducing Penny Squire
>
> On 7/10/08, Penny Squire <pennysquire at ymail.com 
> <mailto:pennysquire at ymail.com>> wrote:
> > . . . etc . . . etc . . .
>
> Apart from a plethora of near slanderous gossip, Penny, do you have 
> any linguistic contribution to make to the evolution of KS? After all,
>
> -- I've never heard of 'Doris Ansari' and her 'anti-Cornish agenda', 
> so by your own words, I
> 'shouldn't be in this list!'. Hah!
>
> -- if by your tired, second-hand jibe of 'Big Ears Windsor' you mean 
> Charles Duke of Cornwall, why not simply name him, without resorting 
> to DC Comics super-villain nicknames? I imagine we are each capable 
> of making up our own mind about how we feel about the Duke, without 
> the help of your verbal cartoonage.
>
> Your tone is tendentious and polemical and is, imho, rather 
> inappropriate on this forum.
>
> Please stop insulting our intelligence, Penny.
>
> Eddie
>
>
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