Need cleanup advice for multiline string

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Tue Aug 18 05:49:29 CEST 2009


On Aug 17, 8:04�pm, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 17, 5:40�pm, Mensanator <mensana... at aol.com> wrote:
>
> > On Aug 17, 4:06�pm, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Aug 17, 10:03�am, Jean-Michel Pichavant <jeanmic... at sequans.com>
> > > wrote:
>
> > > > I'm no English native, but I already heard women/men referring to a
> > > > group as "guys", no matter that group gender configuration. It's even
> > > > used for group composed exclusively of women. Moreover it looks like a
> > > > *very* friendly form, so there is really nothing to worry about it.
>
> > > I like how being very friendly means calling people after a guy who
> > > tried to blow up the English Parliament.
>
> > So?
>
> I also like how making an amusing pointless observation

Pointless, yes, but what was amusing abot the observation?

> gets people all huffy.

That wasn't huffy. You want to see huffy, make a wisecrack
comparing mothballs to Zyklon B, you'll REALLY get a load
of huffy replies.

>
> (BTW, lest anyone is not aware, that is the origin of the word "guy",

It most certainly is not. Maybe the origin of that
word's useage as a genric reference to a male, but
you didn't say that.

> this was not some random association.)

Penny for the guy?

>
> Carl Banks




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