Mudcat Café message #2970785 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131570   Message #2970785
Posted By: Smokey.
22-Aug-10 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mudcat 10 commandments
Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat 10 commandments
Thou shalt not invoke the term 'bigot' against thy neighbour first, for such shall surely showeth thine own to be the bigger bigotry, whether or no thou believest.

Thou shalt not recommend thy neighbour to avail himself of a dictionary, though temptation be ubiquitous.

Thou shalt not cite thine own definition of thy neighbour's words to evidence thy victory - for lo, thy triumph shall be but fleeting and hollow and thy repute be tarnished.

Thou shalt not gratuitously substantiate thy superiority, for it tempteth the wrath of the lowly.

Thou shalt not slight thy neighbour's mental acuity, for verily it attesteth that thou art likely his equal.

Thou shalt not rent asunder thy neighbour's words for thine own ends, lest thou be discovered a charlatan.

Thou shalt not mock the stumbling tongue of thy colonial inferiors, for they knowest not better practice.