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 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:21:15 -0400, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>
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>In article<pp0bvc57hgclodgggpjgskoggusccvdiim@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?
>> >> 
>> >> 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
>> >descend'. 
>> >
>> >not everyone plays rugby and knows what the terminology is.
>> 
>> It's got nothing especially to do with rugby.
>
>you said the game was rugby, therefore it *must* have something to do
>with rugby.

 About as much to do with rugby as technical terms like 'run', 'shoe'
and 'whistle'.
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Regards,

Eric Stevens