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Thread #166858   Message #4018650
Posted By: GUEST,HiLo
12-Nov-19 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Anne, the last paragraph of your most recent post is an example of the kind of elitism often displayed by newly minted "academics". I must say, I was surprised by it. I seem to be being attacked for being a Guest, for putting my thought into print and for, God forbid, disagreeing with you
I started my correspondence by asking a perfectly reasonable question in what I thought was a respectful fashion.
So, allow me to state a few things, Yes, I have read Chaucer, yes, I do know a fair amount about the crusades, yes I have academic credentials, not that it should matter, yes, I know a fair amount of medieval history!
I do not think, as you seem to, that posting under your own name , affords you the right to dismiss the opinions of those who do not.
I will leave this now, as I think I understand the tenor of your response..too bad, it could have been an interesting discussion.