posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 04:01 PM
Originally posted by amber83
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By the way, your eloquence of the written word astounds me...I was amused, in particular, with "You are not some geniuses and experts. Most of you
are paranoid pyschos like I used to be." The plural form of genius is genii. . . .
"Genius" has two meanings. The first is a person of extraordinary intellectual power. The plural for that modern English word is "geniuses."
The other meaning of "Genius" is " the superior or divine nature which is innate in everything, the spirit, the tutelar deity or genius of a person
or place . . ." If the author had been refering to a god or guardian spirit, then yes, genii would have been correct. However in the context used,
geniuses WAS correct.
See for yourself:
We all see a lot of typos and off-the-cuff remarks on these posts. Better to let a brother persist in ignorance, than to correct him and prove your
On to the heart of the matter:
You certainly don't have to post evidence or proof for the things you write; this forum is a lot like a crowded, smoke-filled bar, with people
shouting a thousand ill-considered viewpoints at once. Certainly, if you are entitled to post YOUR opinions without evidence in a strident and snide
voice, you can hardly refuse serenitynow the same luxury.
If serenitynow complains about the cacophany of paranoid rantings, if you really want to deny ignorance, if you have a shred of intellectual
integrity, you ought to extend the same ill-starred logic to your own posts:
If you don't like his thread, why are YOU posting on it? ? ? ?
Because both of you, ALL of you, love to complain. That's why.
(me, I love to watch.)