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Pablo-Picasso
(one of the new wave boys)
09/04/06 12:50 PM
Strawman should be banned  

But of course he won't be, he is allowed to slander people on line and nothing is done about him.


I guess I won't see you later.

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I'm not a piece of teenage wildlife

EJ
(byroad singer)
09/04/06 01:03 PM
Re: Strawman should be banned new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

Nothing is done about anyone slandering here, basically.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


96dbFreak
(acolyte)
09/04/06 01:14 PM
Re: Strawman should be banned new [re: EJ]  

Actually it's not "slander", it's libel. "Slander" is spoken, "libel" is written/published. Since it's an internet message board, it's "published" and therefore libellous rather than slanderous.

And you call yourself a journalist?

As for Strawman being banned, I'd pay a dollar to see that.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


EJ
(byroad singer)
09/04/06 01:19 PM
Re: Strawman should be banned new [re: 96dbFreak]  

Do you know the German word for "slander"? No, don't look it up.

Actualy my dictionary doesn't make a difference between spoken and written for "slander".

edit: It seems there is indeed the "written" restriction to the word libel, while "slander" appears to be both. At least that's how the dictionary defines it.

Call yourself a native speaker?

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow

Edited by EJ on 09/04/06 01:33 PM (server time).



th0mas
(acolyte)
09/04/06 01:28 PM
Re: Strawman should be banned new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

You could bozo him.


Liest das denn keiner außer mir?

96dbFreak
(acolyte)
09/04/06 01:33 PM
Re: Strawman should be banned new [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

Do you know the German word for "slander"? No, don't look it up.


I imagine it has about fourteen letters, several umlauts and will give me a sore throat if I try to pronounce it.

In reply to:

Actualy my dictionary doesn't make a difference between spoken and written for "slander".


A more developed legal system in the UK or a crappy dictionary?

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


96dbFreak
(acolyte)
09/04/06 02:09 PM
Re: Strawman should be banned [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

edit: It seems there is indeed the "written" restriction to the word libel, while "slander" appears to be both. At least that's how the dictionary defines it.

Call yourself a native speaker?


Well the Oxford English Dictionary says:

slander —n. 1 false and damaging utterance about a person. 2 uttering of this. —v. utter slander about.  slanderous adj. [French esclandre: related to *scandal]

And then it goes on to say:

utter v. 1 emit audibly. 2 express in words. 3 Law put (esp. forged money) into circulation. [Dutch]

utterance n. 1 act of uttering. 2 thing spoken. 3 power or manner of speaking.


As I've said elsewhere, English is quite a complex language - though this logic argumentation seems straightforward enough to me.

In a court of law (a proper British one, not one of your ersatz Krauty ones) the distinction is well understood.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Monkeyboy
(band intro)
09/04/06 03:53 PM
I say "mous" you say "stache"... [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

I guess I won't see you later.


Is this where we insert a graphic of a guy yawning to express that we don't really care if you stay or go?

If the bulk of someone's output reads like an 8 year old's suicide note I really can't get too motivated to want them around.

"...most of us know Monkeyboy is in fact frightfully intelligent. Try to argue with Monkeyboy and you'll lose no matter what." - K

Monkeyboy
(band intro)
09/04/06 03:58 PM
Zing! [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

I imagine it has about fourteen letters, several umlauts and will give me a sore throat if I try to pronounce it.


Good one, Stu! You know, you're absolutely right. German does seem to be a rather difficult language for English speakers to get their tongues around!

I don't know how you come up with this stuff but it's very cutting edge observational humor. You should be on TV!

"...most of us know Monkeyboy is in fact frightfully intelligent. Try to argue with Monkeyboy and you'll lose no matter what." - K

96dbFreak
(acolyte)
09/04/06 05:04 PM
Re: Zing! [re: Monkeyboy]  

In reply to:

I don't know how you come up with this stuff but it's very cutting edge observational humor.


Kudos on spotting that, Monkeyboy. Amazing that someone from the country that gave the world Everybody Loves Raymond can manage that! Good for you!

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder



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