>I seldom have to keep records, because I have a very good memory.
i am sure you have an excellent memory, plus many other equally good qualities - if my assessment of you is correct.
>I recall, very clearly, that a mere 2 or 3 days ago, you posted something completely different where now a brown-coloured portrait of Leonard appears. In fact, the presence of that portrait, today's portrait, and yourself, completely contradicts what you wrote in that now-deleted message.
quite true, and i note with some relief that there exists no direct expression of disdain in your observation, the reason perhaps being because you know that a willingness to change one's mind is a sign pointing towards a thinking brain, and that only fools should be reluctant to adjust their thoughts or decisions.
>As for today's perfect offering, I have to admit that I cringe when people use nouns as verbs ("portraited", really?).
of course you cringe, as do many of us. the irony is that using nouns as verbs helps to keep communication alive and vibrant. we have come a long way since 'our father which art in heaven
'. in language, as with other things, a person either becomes a follower of rules or an innovative leader. who knows, perhaps, in the not too distant future, after 'portraited
' has been incorporated into everyday speech, my name will be mentioned alongside shakespeare and hemingway for having strayed beyond the word boundaries
i don't really know why, and this will not be news to you, but i have never used a spell checker, neither when writing english nor scandinavian. maybe i just enjoy making people cringe?
thank you for writing. always good to see your name appear