Tim wrote:Mea culpa. I am guilty of this too. On reflection, if this were to
> I apologise for my part in this. Very early on I did mistakenly think
> that he could be deconfused, but I am afraid to say that more recently
> I have been taking a certain evil pleasure in merely baiting him.
> This is both cruel - it's pretty much bullying - and a misuse of cll.
happen to somebody like my two year-old son I would be very upset. Even
if he put himself in the way of it. Mocking the afflicted is never
In my defence I should add that some of my -- albeit oblique -- comments
I wish that in fact the whole sorry episode turns about to be an
 Maybe this is an northern english thing -- or maybe I'm secretly
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