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Re: Kneejerking

Posted by TheFallen on November 11, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Can ne1 help me, please? posted by Bruce Kahl on November 11, 2002

: : : You understand that things just happen. There's no need for an angry script that doesn't fit the occasion. Once you "vent", reconciliation is easier.

: : : People i've just struggle to find out what's the word vent means, but I can't understand even seek on the directory dictionary.

: : : Thanks in advance.

: :
: : I struggled to understand your question, since it appears to be written using some form of idiot shorthand, but I think I got there in the end without recourse to a dictionary.

: : This is the best I can do:

: : noun: a slit in a garment, especially in the lower edge of the back of a coat through the seam.

: : Or

: : noun: an opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a confined space.

: : verb: [with OBJ.] 1 give free expression to (a strong emotion): we vent our spleen on drug barons.

: Barney,
: The poster is from some area of the world that has .br in it, gathered from his email address. I think he is a struggling learner of our very difficult language and is probably not an idiot.

Tamio has recently posted two other questions (damn pretty and kicked ass) to this board. Though presumably not a native English speaker, this cannot be held against him, and I for one think that his question on "venting" was intelligible without any real difficulty at all - and above all it was reasonable. I'm also prepared to bet that his fluency in Portuguese far outshines any of ours.