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Re: Whatever
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1012  Friday, 23 May 2003

[1]     From:   Rafael Acuna <
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 May 2003 20:44:04 +0800
        Subj:   Re: Whatever

[2]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Thursday, 22 May 2003 14:22:34 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1005 Re: Whatever


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From:           Rafael Acuna <
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Date:           Thursday, 22 May 2003 20:44:04 +0800
Subject:        Re: Whatever

How about "Fergettaboutit"?

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Date:           Thursday, 22 May 2003 14:22:34 +0100
Subject: 14.1005 Re: Whatever
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1005 Re: Whatever

Don Bloom says: ". . . a combination of epithet and verbal punctuation
is commonly used by people of limited verbal skill to mean essentially
"I have gotten myself into a conceptual thicket that I am too lazy, too
bored or too stupid to get out of, so I'm not talking about it any
more."

Don is quite wrong.  'Whatever' means "I clearly understood your meaning
but I have not the slightest intention of engaging you in conversation -
in fact my response is deliberately disrespectful - and although I could
refute what you have said I do not want to create a situation where I
expend energy and waste my time."

Yours most respectfully,
SAM SMALL
http://www.passioninpieces.co.uk

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