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Thread #73346   Message #1415811
Posted By: Nerd
20-Feb-05 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)
Subject: RE: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)

by the way, I thought perhaps I did not understand what an apologist was. So I went to the OED, where it says that an apologist is one who apologizes, and "apologize" primarily means:

1. intr. To speak in, or serve as, justification, explanation, or palliation of a fault, failure, or anything that may cause dissatisfaction; to offer defensive arguments; to make excuses.

In other words, in offering defensive arguments for Mr. Bulmer, or in your words "suggest[ing] that MAYBE, he wasnt as black as painted" by raising three points in his defense, you are PRECISELY an apologist for him. I won't say you were lying when you claimed not to be, but you were at the very least mistaken.