Well, well John.
I posted that message, to the site, having told my contact that would be
done, in agreement, so others could be of assistance. We have been in
correspondence in a professional and helpful way. You snipped my posting and
edited it, to your own advantage, to support your own poorly taken point!
Talk about bad manners when you send this epistle out as "Ducks and
Drakes" - Ha Ha, very funny, John. It is about Drake - maybe you are the
Duck, John, self appointed commentator, joker!
Well maybe you are sitting about with little else to do? When I opened your
mail up I said, great, another serious, interested person working in the
Drake research - and what appears, a rude and hostile message, that has
nothing to do with research, bending things by editing out of context a
larger document. What audacity, John. What bad manners to make such as inane
joke, crummy pun, a foul play on words - my word Changing the RE: to Ducks
and Drakes - you betray yourself John, with such a FOUL pun.
There is no need to be anonymous John - the purpose was to get helpful
feedback - why don't you contribute something WORTHWHILE - well, if your
case rests here, John, then please, why make a puffy and self-effacing
comment. Are you researching Drake - is so mosey up to the computer and do
So, lets have an end to your information suppression - get someone to write
better puns, for you, while you are at it, please.
From: John Honeywell [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 4:08 PM
Subject: Ducks and Drakes
In a message earlier today, Charles M Lennox - who seems to have little
patience with any correspondents who question his posts, said:
I do not think that "newbies" are all that naive, do you?
Are they so
wet behind the ears that they will believe anything?
A few hours later, in a breach of mail list etiquette, he posted the
contents of an email which had been sent to him privately. (Where are
your manners, Charles?)
If you'll forgive me my own lapse of good manners, I'll quote from that
message again (anonymously this time)
Who were the parents of the John Drake who sailed from England? Was
he a descendant of a Drake who married a Lettice Shakespeare? Do you
live near Stratford Upon Avon? Also do the Drakes of Ashe have
anything to do with The Holy Grail and the Glastonbury Tradition?
I think the case rests itself.