Re: Troll vs. Crank
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 17:14:46 +0300
"Marshall" <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
> Sometimes our vocabulary limits our understanding.
> (The "Sapir-Whorf hypothesis".) I think this has been
> happening to me lately.
> But until lately, I haven't really had a concept, or a term, to
> describe someone who *does* believe his own posts, but whose posts are
> nonetheless of no redeeming value. (I am unclear how this hole
> in my understanding has persisted for so long--an excess of
> faith in human nature, perhaps. I am also beginning to believe
> I posess a certain gullibility.)
- What a crank is that guy over there ...
- Mommy! Mommy! What's a crank ?
- Someone who doesn't know that what he say is absurd and would not listen ...
- Mommy, what if we are cranks and we don't know it ?