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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 8

Tony, a story about semantics.

Posted By: NZ Deb (O+)
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 1999, at 6:11 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Tony, you did nothing wrong! (Tony (A))

Hi again, Tony,

I think I've seen all your recent posts at Walt's site, so I have an inkling about how hard things are for you, and how hard you're working to try and get well.

This is getting a bit off the beaten track, but here is a story that might interest you. A few years ago, I was doing some art courses, and the instructor told me one day that I was stroppy. I didn't say anything, but I was quite hurt - I didn't think I was that much of a pain in the neck in the class! Then, a few days later, I overheard him explaining to someone else that when they refer to someone as stroppy, they are going back to the original meaning of the word strop, and mean someone who is sharp and incisive, like a newly sharpened razor. So I felt a lot better, and would now be proud if someone called me stroppy, even if they meant to be offensive.

Be proud, Tony, that you are still hanging in there and persistently asking and questing. I will continue to follow your posts with interest.


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