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#164225 12/12/06 05:33 PM
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Many years ago I showed a silverware pattern I admired to a friend.
I took her reply to mean that she thought me to be straightforward and
uncomplicated. But later I wondered. She said,"Oh, Jodie,it's just like you --perfectly plain and simple!"

#164226 12/13/06 02:27 AM
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Definitely a compliment.

#164227 12/13/06 04:04 PM
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Only if she is a very dear friend. Otherwise she is likely to take offense


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#164228 12/13/06 06:19 PM
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-Or perhaps if never having heard the term 'simpleton'.


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#164229 12/14/06 12:50 PM
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Guys--now dang it, I was trying to make her feel better! And I still think I'm right; I think it meant...not always easy to read, necessarily, but that one never had to worry about hidden agendas or sneakiness. [get back in line e]

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Laverne, who is far savvier than I in matters of etiquette (as well as in many other venues) says that the phrase constitutes an insult no matter who says it


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#164231 12/14/06 06:59 PM
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Quote:

... the phrase constitutes an insult no matter who says it




Unless Amish or one of the many other simple folk.

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Fal: I believe you have reference to a recent case where Amish victims expressed sorrow for the execution by the Establishment of an evildoer captured in their midst

or something like that

However in the present ambience of Political Correctness and unrelenting reprehension and reproach, my first reaction was: I'll bet Fal will be taken down for religious bigotry...

...but another tempest in the proverbial

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For some simple is admirable. No bigotry involved at all.

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Fal: You are quite right. However, I was not endorsing my reaction, only reporting it


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