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From Richard Travers <ri...@uwclub.net>
Subject Re: Establish some rules of conduct
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:32:47 GMT
In article <1341673510.2017.2.camel@merlin.fdi.loc>,
   Brewster Gillett <bg@fdi.us> wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-07-07 at 01:57 -0700, John Hart wrote:

> > I Agree, spam shouldn't be responded to, but what about bullying? People 
> > have feelings.

> bg:

> You are abusing the language, sir. "Bullying" cannot be accomplished
> over an electronic connection. The idea is preposterous. You need to
> pick a word more descriptive of the actuality. "Bullying" is not it.

Incorrect, I'm afraid. 'Bullying' does not have to be a physical thing - the
definition covers any kind of threatening or hectoring activity -
cyber-bullying is a well-established usage of the word.

R

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