Yes , it must have been importantgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Moorish Orthodox Web Crusades : One Thread
There is a frustrating , nay , downright enfuriating practice that some people engage in quite blithely and WITHOUT careful thought .
it is the act of attempting to dredge from memory what one had wanted to say , and then replying when one is unable to access the memory , "Oh well it must not have been inportant ".
That is a stupid and infinitely contemptible act of resignation that deserves to be denounced with vehemence .
Resignation is always wrong as are appeals to resignation .
i would urge all people who visit this website to exhort others who make utterances of the , "Oh well , must not have been important" variety, to STOP doing so and instead dwell on the thought with intensity , in hopes of finding it ..
-- Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 1998
I have spent hours trying to remember very stubborn bits of data. That is the extreme though. I have never used that phrase, I don't know why.
something I find annoying is the response of "whatever" to what I would see as a meaningful idea.
some people just aren't that fun to talk to.
-- arden (email@example.com), August 20, 1998.
Arden , i agree that the people who say "whatever" to those obscure searchings after lost bits of data that one tries to retrieve from memory [when one tries to speak as to remember ] are a nuisance .
i have christened those people who say "whatever" to such attempts at recall [with infinite disdain ] the "whatever" people .
-- Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 03, 1998.
you related to Tim then?
-- sy (email@example.com), September 04, 1998.