John L. Doughty, Jr. (doughty@LEE.1STNET.COM)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 08:55:43 -0500

Jess Cook just mentioned something that has bothered me ever since I =
subscribed to this otherwise-wonderful list: goobbledegook.

William Faulkner got away with very long sentences, but he wrote =
fiction, not about anthropology, and his words flowed and his reader =
had/has no problem following Faulkner's thought process. Not so with =
some of you guys on this list.

To those guys I would suggest that when you finish typing your message, =
you get up and get another beer or cup of coffee and when you sit back =
down again, read your message before you hit the "Send" button. If it =
doesn't make any sense to *you*, it certainly won't make any sense to =

A lot of the messages on this list are from someone trying to make sense =
out of what someone else wrote in a hurry. Slow down and carefully =
compose and then edit your messages.

Junior Doughty