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Posted: 02 April 2007 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I think the objection to saying “I read somewhere” is that it can be seen as an attempt, even if unintentional, to give a statement more credulity than it deserves.  It shifts the burden for proving authenticity to an unnamed author “somewhere”.

Don’t upset the tutters.  Bad move.

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Posted: 02 April 2007 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Credulity?

(Runs and hides).

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Posted: 02 April 2007 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Tut!  (Suddenly I’m hearing Steve Martin in my head...)

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Posted: 02 April 2007 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Tut me no tuts.

Credibility, of course.  Just tusting.

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Posted: 02 April 2007 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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No offense taken, bayard. I shouldn’t have answered so testily, but i was sober at the time.

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