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#172570 - 01/15/08 02:37 AM According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient
latishya Offline
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In my ad-supported version of AWAD today, I saw this ad:

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Subscribe to http://delanceyplace.com -- a carefully selected non-fiction book
excerpt free to your email each day. It's the thinking person's daily quotation.


Since my Google homepage is set to display several "daily quotations", I am in Mr Garg's debt for disillusioning me, and correcting my mistaken assumption that I am a thinking person. Dhanyavaad kuch nahin ke liye, Garg sahib.

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#172571 - 01/15/08 06:06 AM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: latishya]
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Interesting use of disillusion.

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#172573 - 01/15/08 09:00 AM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: latishya]
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Originally Posted By: latishya
In my ad-supported version of AWAD today, I saw this ad:

Quote:
Subscribe to http://delanceyplace.com -- a carefully selected non-fiction book
excerpt free to your email each day. It's the thinking person's daily quotation.


Since my Google homepage is set to display several "daily quotations", I am in Mr Garg's debt for disillusioning me, and correcting my mistaken assumption that I am a thinking person. Dhanyavaad kuch nahin ke liye, Garg sahib.


wouldn't it be Delancy Place (which is great, btw) that is correcting you, not Anu?
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#172576 - 01/15/08 10:16 AM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Why take the complete opposite as the only option? Instead of non-thinking, possibly you're just poorly thought out.
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#172577 - 01/15/08 10:17 AM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Interesting use of disillusion.


but not unusual..

to free from illusion; also : to cause to lose naive faith and trust [MWCD]

-joe (disabused of all those notions) friday

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#172581 - 01/15/08 10:59 AM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: tsuwm]
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but not unusual

I took it he referred to its use as a verbed noun. Sticklers could backform a verb disilluse, ŕ la emote from emotion. "I hate to have to be the one to disilluse you but you're wrong!" I just might / could be wrong, though. Of course, correctlier, it could be disillude.
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#172583 - 01/15/08 11:42 AM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: latishya]
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Originally Posted By: latishya
Since my Google homepage is set to display several "daily quotations", I am in Mr Garg's debt for disillusioning me,

I hate to disillusion you (further), not only should you be thanking Delancey Place (for writing the ad copy)(as etaoin said) but your beloved Google itself for deciding to show it to you. Anu has done nothing but the equivalent of saying "Google, please put some ads here."

Perhaps you have given Google too much information...

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#172588 - 01/15/08 10:15 PM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: latishya]
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On the other hand, if you think you're sentient...

To paraphrase René Descartes, "I think I'm sentient, therefore I'm sentient, I think."

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#172604 - 01/16/08 04:51 PM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: latishya]
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Welcome, latishya, to the wonderful world of AWAD. I hope that you find many things here to edify and entertain you. Much bashing of Garg sahib will not serve to increase your welcome.

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#172606 - 01/16/08 06:01 PM Re: According to Anu Garg, I am non-sentient [Re: Myridon]
latishya Offline
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Originally Posted By: Myridon
Originally Posted By: latishya
Since my Google homepage is set to display several "daily quotations", I am in Mr Garg's debt for disillusioning me,

I hate to disillusion you (further), not only should you be thanking Delancey Place (for writing the ad copy)(as etaoin said) but your beloved Google itself for deciding to show it to you. Anu has done nothing but the equivalent of saying "Google, please put some ads here."

Perhaps you have given Google too much information...


The ad was in an email from Anu, read in my email client, not in my browser. It was not a Google ad, which are always identified as such.

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