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I find that here at ET, especially reading Jerome, that I really need to sit back and suppress all those assumptions one places on ordinary conversation. The reason appears to be simple: Jerome and I operate from different complexes of values. Though he has a wonderful command of English, his viewpoint, based on an entirely alien set of expectations, is something I must "translate" as if he wrote in French.

It can be disconcerting, and I wonder what is lost in my translation.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Sun Apr 19th, 2009 at 12:24:43 PM EST

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