From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
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From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
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Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
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On Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:34:18 -0700, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On Oct 28, 2017, PeterN wrote
>(in article<ot3gim12qfi@news4.newsguy.com>):
>
>> On 10/27/2017 11:25 PM, Savageduck wrote:
>> > On Oct 27, 2017, nospam wrote
>> > (in article<271020172318287476%nospam@nospam.invalid>):
>> >
>> > > In article<6hs7vc581t86gj8v8g412fihnd5m54losm@4ax.com>, Eric Stevens
>> > ><eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>  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?
>
>Obtuse is the perfect word for this individual.
>
>OBTUSE ?b?t(y)o?osäb?t(y)o?os
>
>adjective
>1 annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand: he wondered if the doctor was 
>being deliberately obtuse.
>•difficult to understand: some of the lyrics are a bit obtuse.
>
>ORIGIN
>
>late Middle English(in the sense ‘blunt’): from Latin obtusus, past 
>participle of obtundere ‘beat against’.

That last bit sounds about right.
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Regards,

Eric Stevens