File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 406


To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:14:01 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] X(=Neo?)-puppetry


Not to start another conflagration, but isn't insuflate (breath or blow 
into/upon) spelled with two "f"s? Insufflate. Back to the dictionary, I 
guess
Wayne


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "malgosia askanas" <ma-AT-panix.com>
To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] X(=Neo?)-puppetry


> > >>It is a liminal art,
> > >> concerned with the secret transactions and borderlines between the
> > >> living and the inanimate, the organic and the inorganic, the viewer
> > >> who wants to insuflate things with life and the things which long to
> > >> be alive but can never fully pass over the border.
> >
> > I had a college professor who once said, "Don't try to impress me with 
> > big
> > words.  Express yourself simply and directly."  I challenge you to do 
> > the
> > same.
>
> I assume that by "big words" you mean words that you, Robert Rogers, are
> unfamiliar with, and by "simply and directly" you mean in a way that does 
> not
> present you, Robert Rogers, with anything requiring thought or the use of
> a dictionary?  Well, let me counter-challenge you: take a dictionary and 
> look
> up the words you happen not to know.  Perhaps if you did this more often,
> you wouldn't have any problem with the sentence above, which, in fact, is
> quite simple and direct.  Is there any reason why you should be looked 
> upon
> as some kind of a standard for how people should express themselves?
>
>
> -m
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