Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2003 :: June ::
Re: Whatever
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1042  Monday, 2 June 2003

[1]     From:   Todd Gutmann <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Sunday, 1 Jun 2003 18:03:38 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1012 Re: Whatever

[2]     From:   Pat Dolan <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 02 Jun 2003 07:37:30 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1019 Re: Whatever


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Todd Gutmann <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Sunday, 1 Jun 2003 18:03:38 +0200
Subject: 14.1012 Re: Whatever
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1012 Re: Whatever

Sam Small says that Don Bloom is wrong to define "whatever" as meaning:

>"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."
...
>'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."

Sam's absolutely right. "Whatever" puts on the person with whom we're
conversing, the onus for our being too lazy, bored, or otherwise to
respond intelligently.

Todd Gutmann

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Pat Dolan <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 02 Jun 2003 07:37:30 -0500
Subject: 14.1019 Re: Whatever
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1019 Re: Whatever

SHAKSPERians,

All this talk of "Whatever" has me intending to be sensitive to the
variety of meanings of "Go to" the next time I read Shakespeare.

Go to, y'all,
Pat

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.