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Re: Kneejerking

Posted by Barney on November 12, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Kneejerking posted by TheFallen 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.

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: : : 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.

OK you guys; enough is enough. I referred to the 'idiot shorthand' namely 'ne1', you have extended this to cover the person and, for all I know, the entire Portuguese nation and Diaspora. In addition I did, I hope, furnish an accurate answer - or was that also in some way politically incorrect.