From: nospam <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
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From: nospam <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:48:57 -0400
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In article<>, Tony Cooper<> wrote:

> >>>>>>>> It looks as though a giant wall is about to descend on the ball
> >>>>>>>> carrier.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> no it doesn't.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> What do you think those guys are doing in the left of the photograph?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> playing football.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> the wall is in the background, unaffected by those guys or anyone else
> >>>>> for that matter.
> >>>>
> >>>> Duh!
> >>>>
> >>>> The wall that is about to descend is composed of the players on the
> >>>> left of the image. The game is Rugby.
> >>>
> >>> that's not a wall.
> >> 
> >> It is a figurative wall much like a gridiron scrimmage line could be
> >> considered a figurative wall, not a literal brick wall.
> >> You are being a bit too obtuse in pressing your POV.
> >
> >Is obtuse the correct word?
> Well, he is being obtuse in that he doesn't show any sign of
> understanding the metaphorical use of "wall".  

now i do, but not when he initially said 'a giant wall is about to

not everyone plays rugby and knows what the terminology is.

> Anyone should be quite familiar with that type of use.  We speak of a
> wall of water in a flash flood or tidal wave, a wall of obstruction by
> the opposing political party, a "Chinese wall" where information
> deliberately isn't shared, long distance runners hitting the wall, and
> many other types of walls that are not physical constructions.

he used the word wall without a descriptor ('a wall is about to
descend'), versus your examples (wall of water, chinese wall).

you bash me for not being clear (even when what i write is clear as can
be) yet you give a free pass when others are not.

> You might also say he's being excessively literal in ignoring that the
> word "wall" can be used metaphorically or allegorically (a symbolic
> representation).  
> But, I would think that Eric would know by now that nospam enters
> threads with the sole intent to argue based on a pathetic need to be
> noticed and paid attention to.  Any response to nospam gets a response
> from nospam, so he is always the last to comment on anything.  He'll
> keep anything going to maintain face time here.

absolute utter nonsense. 

you are *delusional* if you think that. 

your post here is nothing more than an opportunity to bash and the
*only* reason you posted what you did. 

your other posts completely twist what i say just to argue, including
when you know absolutely nothing about the topic, as was the case with
the dcc subthread, showing just how incredibly stupid you really are.