Posted by Common Right Group on April 06, 1998 at 05:06:09:
In Reply to: Re: Bad Karma Paul Mitchell? posted by Patrick Henry on April 04, 1998 at 11:27:20:
: You stopped reading in your dictionary just a little
: too soon. Yes, individual CAN BE an ADJECTIVE. But like
: so many of our words in the English language, it
: CAN ALSO BE a NOUN.
: Whether or not it is an adjective or a noun is determined
: by its usage.
: It is clear by the context and gramatical construction
: of Two Cities' comment that as he used it, the word is
: a noun.
Read my lips... You are NO Patrick Henry! Sorry about the insult, it's meant lightly.
Dictionary, schmikshunarey! "Words and Phrases" is the control in law, not dictionaries. Even if "individual" IS a noun, it still does not tell anyone "individual what," or what individual. Maybe it's an individual nom de guerre. Like we said, it makes the drone-clones go ballistic and short circuit (#5 had intelligence, unlike the ones we're talking about here). They can't handle the stress and pressure of their mandate to answer reasonable questions about their terms and procedures opposed to their mandate to avoid giving "legal advice."
Most of them know there is something wrong with what's hoing on in their orifice, but are still trying to intellectually understand what their spirit is telling them.
Back to the first line. Patrick Henry (THE Patrick Henry) would not tolerate being referred to by any name or title that he did not subscribe. Of this, we believe with a degree of certainty.) Although dictionaries are very useful tools in law, it's like trying to overhaul an engine with a crescent wrench and a screwdriver.
However, we do like many of your posts, so don't let our attitutude towards this one discourage you.
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