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ToddAndMargo via perl6-users
December 10, 2019 04:04
Re: A grand idea on the documentation
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On 2019-12-09 07:00, Elizabeth Mattijsen wrote:
>> For some odd reason, some folks thought I was calling
>> him an actual dog (canine).  Would you have been
>> similarly offended if I had called him a "gatekeeper"?

> If you call someone a dog

I did not.  It is a figure of speech.  Please stop
twisting my words.

figure of speech:

     noun: An expression that uses language in a nonliteral
     way, such as a metaphor or synecdoche, or in a
     structured or unusual way, such as anaphora or
     chiasmus, or that employs sounds, such as alliteration
     or assonance, to achieve a rhetorical effect.

     noun: idiomatic A word or phrase that departs from
     straightforward, literal language.

     noun: language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

For those of your that do not love dogs, as we Yanks do,
when JJ said if he was a dog, he'd be a "Peanutbutter Lab",
he just describes himself as a sweet and loving spirit,
not a  actual dog.  That is why I teased him back about
being a Junkyard dog (look it up).  Again, neither one
of us were callign anyone an actual dog.  Both of
us were using Figures of Speech.

And now that you know I was not insulting him (believe
me, if I tented to, you would know it), would you please
desist in accusing me of doing such?

>> Is English your first language?

> No, is it yours?

Yes, and I should remember that when writing to this
group.  Not everyone understands Yanks figures of speech.
And not everyone first language is American English.

Thank you for your forbearance (I did not just call you a bear).


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