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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001134.txt from 2002/06

From: "Bryn Sheth" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Illiteratates
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 17:51:57 -0400

Dear Mr. Nibbelin,

Has it ever occurred to you that not all of the List subscribers may have
English as their first language? For example, I was born and educated in
Germany, and English is actually my third language (after German and
French). It is only natural for all of us who are not native English
speakers to misspell a word or misuse a comma.

I personally find your posting to be extremely narrow-minded, arrogant, and
outright offensive. I would rather deal with people who don't use proper
English than with those who mindlessly judge other people on their writing

And finally: you moronically misspelled "illiterates" in the subject line of
your pitiful e-mail.

Without any respect,

Alex Berwald
Munchen, Germany

>From: "Gene Nibbelin" <>
>To: "klarinet" <>
>Subject: [kl] Illiteratates Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 17:00:24 -0400
>To all of you illiterates on the List:
>I imagine that I am not the only one on the List who immediately hits the
>delete icon whenever we encounter your improperly capitalized and
>postings. I base my deletion policy on the thought that if you are so
>devoid of the knowledge of the English language that you don't know how to
>write it, anything that you might have to say would be a waste of time
>Your ignorance may be yet another testimony to the abject failure of our
>public school system or at least your utilization of it.
>If you play the clarinet the way that you write, KEEP YOUR DAY JOB.
>Gene Nibbelin

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