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Re^2: Some recent DNA threads

by Boldra (Deacon)
on May 08, 2012 at 07:33 UTC ( #969389=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Being afraid does not help you think clearly. It actually does the opposite. If you have a sound argument, you don't need to rely on an emotional response. Even if you do need to rely on an emotional response, subtlety will work better than just telling your audience what you want them to feel.



- Boldra


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Re^3: Some recent DNA threads
by Argel (Prior) on May 09, 2012 at 20:18 UTC
    "Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid" is a colloquialism and should not be taken literally. It's downright scary that some of you are. Well, not really, but that's another colloquialism. Ironic given that poor "written English skills" are part of the OP's complaint.

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      "Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid" is a colloquialism and should not be taken literally. It's downright scary that some of you are. Well, not really, but that's another colloquialism. Ironic given that poor "written English skills" are part of the OP's complaint.

      No it isn't, its a tagline from a movie -- you have no idea what it means, or what sundialsvc4 meant by it, the only safe meaning is the literal meaning

        Sorry, but a literal interpretation does not match the common usage today, which is more along the lines of "be concerned" than actual fear. And being a tag line from a movie actually supports that it is a colloquialism!

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