Re: 2001 ford explorer gas tank
"Big Bill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> A fiction, as it were. Politeness. Something you seem to
It is a fine line between politeness, fantasy, political
correctness, and linguistic imprecision.
Illegal alien ==> undocumented worker.
Prostitute ==> generic sex street vendor.
Janitor ==> sanitary engineer.
Cool ==> kewl
> >As for "lossen up a bit," that is what our public school
> >system, and much of higher education, has been doing with
> >academic standards for more than a generation. It is
> >dumbing down, and it is not all caused by affirmative
> >pressures to meet quotas.
> How did you devine the OP is a product of our public
Do you mean divine? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt
and assume merely a typo. :-)
I did not assume the OP is a product of our public school,
nor did I make such a statement. But, if I had to guess,
I'd estimate that the probability is .95 or higher that the
OP did not graduate from a private school in an English
> See how that works?
No. What is your point?
> There are a few possibilities. IAC. Plugged fuel filter.
Too much crap
> in the tank.
> Among others.
Again, I commend you for your patience, and ability to
understand what the OP was trying to communicate. I choose,
regularly, not to devote much energy trying to understand
poorly written material. Although retired now, I spent many
years reading the essays of public school graduates - many
of whom had all As and Bs in English yet could not
conjugate, punctuate, or spell beyond a 4th grade level.
I truly believe, and you may differ of course, that we do a
disservice to students and others by rewarding them for
shoddy work, by not pointing out their errors and thus
giving them avenues of growth and improvement, and by
pretending that all output is equally valued by society.