Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net>
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Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 05:35:19 -0400
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On 10/28/2017 11:34 PM, Savageduck 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 əbˈt(y)o͞osäbˈt(y)o͞os
> 
> 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’.
> 

I had a stronger synonym in mind. But won't belabor the point.

-- 
PeterN