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Subject: Re: Charlemagne to Agnes Harris
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 21:08:45 EDT
In a message dated 8/28/2004 5:18:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Dear Will,
> You are discourteous to a very special person. You quoted that Rouen was
> capital of Northern France, Encyclopeadia Britanica is not always right.
> Rouen may have been the most important city in Northern France, but capital?
> If you accept that Rouen is the capital of Northern France, you imply there
> is a capital in southern or eastern France. I think Perre Aronax asked you a
> pertinent question, a question worthy of replying to.
> Best wishes
> Leo van de Pas
> Canberra, Australia
And did he not show me a discourtesy by saying I have no idea what a valid
source is? That is a slap in the face and I don't take it very well. Whether
or not the EB is incorrect or merely using a convenient phrasing isn't really
the point. THEIR mistake is not MY folly, so don't pin it on me.
A special person does not insult someone based on the errors of someone they
quote. Calling me ignorant is not fairplay. I have quoted a source that a
large number of people rely on. If Mr Aronax wants to correct it, he should
write to them, not insult me in a public forum.