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I like that you value the evolutionary importance of diversity.
 

by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 03:54:46 PM EST
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To gather (v.) American colloquial expression, is to affirm a truth from foregoing statements; to collect disperate strands to an agreeable result; as to gather wool is to daydream, to speculate.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 04:32:40 PM EST
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It could have meant, "So, I gather my charts and walk off - if you still resist the exploration of software functionalities!"
by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 05:10:54 PM EST
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It could have meant that if you agree with "words mean what I want them to mean at the time I say them, nothing more and nothing less" position from Alice in Wonderland.

Otherwise, "So I gather", with no direct object, is a stock phrase that only means one thing.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 05:29:08 PM EST
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Thanks. I should actually return to English "Wonderland" since the linguistic feeling is fading.
by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 05:39:01 PM EST
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