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From: "Stewart, Peter" <>
Subject: RE: The buffoonery of a poseur
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 08:59:12 +1100
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> Sent: Sunday, 12 January 2003 2:31
> Subject: The buffoonery of a poseur
> Dear "Peter" (or is it Spencer? - I can't tell)
> You've used the word "buffoonery" once again to viciously attack a
> member of the newsgroup. Before it was Mr. Reed and Mr. Thompson, now
> it is me. The newsgroup is the place for friendship and collegiality,
> not petty bickering. If you have something of value and intelligence
> to post on the matter of the bastards of King John, please do so.
> Otherwise, please refrain from posting "silage" (to quote your own
> By the way, where did you say you lived, "Peter"? Is there a real
> person behind the poseur? I can't tell. The questions are simple -
> the answers are revealing.
> Respectfully yours, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
So he is back to this....
I live in Melbourne, far from Hawaii.
I have never described Paul Reed or Neil Thompson as "buffoons".
"My" vocabulary is the common heritage of English-speaking people
everywhere. Someone who knows so few English words as to have trouble with
this concept - and who a week or two ago thought the Latin for "dead" was
"mortus" [sic] - would be well advised not to post condescending remarks
about anyone else's knowledge of medieval Latin.
And it is certainly far from "collegial" of Richardson to patronise John
Carmi Parsons, a most distinguished historian.
This newsgroup is an entirely suitable place to point out - as often as need
be - that someone posing as a leading expert in medieval genealogy is really
a phoney, a straw man of little learning & narrow, self-interested
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