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Latest: Foot-in-mouth outbreak....
Not again.  Christ, you lot, get your thumbs out.

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azdak From: azdak Date: August 4th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
::snigger::
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, *I* thought so.

Thanks.
alexia75 From: alexia75 Date: August 4th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
HAHAHAHA!
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thankee.

Kind of you.
themolesmother From: themolesmother Date: August 4th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Snerk*

Priceless!!

MM
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're very kind.

Thank you.
gillyp From: gillyp Date: August 4th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Urm, sorry, but this is actually a major tragedy...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 4th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

The outbreaks? Yes. They ARE tragic.

Labour's eternal incompetence in dealing with rural issues? Yes. BSE, Defra payments, the hunting ban ... yes, all tragic. I'm sorry to have, apparently, inadvertently offended you. Occasionally, I do indulge in satire. Invariably, someone is offended. I do my best not to offend. It never works: things I cannot imagine will offend in context manage to do. I apologise in that it was not my attention to do. Unless however I cease to satirise altogether, which, I'm sorry, I shant't do, it is going to occur. As one who has repeatedly posted reminders and solicitations on this site encouraging contributions to or membership in and support of causes ranging from the Rare Breeds Trust to the RAS to the Friends of Kew to the Countryside Alliance and many, many others, I - a scion of a long line of landholders deeply engaged with the land - cannot really be reasonably thought to be indifferent to rural interests. I regret that you were given offence. I know that Yorks suffered greatly from HMG's cackhanded reactions to prior outbreaks; so too did the West Country, as it happens. I am not minimising that. Yet my intention was to skewer 6A/LJ, and that was my only intention. Again, I regret that you were inadvertently offended in the process.
gillyp From: gillyp Date: August 4th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The outbreaks? Yes. They ARE tragic.

Well, yes I do find the return of foot and mouth unbelievably tragic and sorry if you're offended that I was offended.

While I can agree with some of your causes, I have to say, my family aren't landowners, that privilege having been denied us by the big landowners at the time of the enclosures - and the Countryside Alliance? Hunting Ban...? I guess we'd best agree to disagree.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Right, let's try that again.

1. I am not nor did I say I was 'offended that [you] were offended'; I regret - as I said - that you were offended.
2. I also pointed out, with examples, that I am known not to be a mere townbred ignoramus, careless of rural issues and interests.
3. For that reason, I was as I said nonplussed - NOT 'offended' - that my satire of LJ led incidentally to your being offended ... given the context. Despite that, I regret that you were offended; because of the purpose and context, I did not and do not feel I was in the wrong, I know that I did not set out to offend, and I do not feel I must further apologise.
4. All else, from class issues to politics, is an irrelevance and was in no wise implicated in my comments.
gillyp From: gillyp Date: August 5th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Right, let's try that again.

"4. All else, from class issues to politics, is an irrelevance and was in no wise implicated in my comments."
To quote your own original comment: "Labour's eternal incompetence in dealing with rural issues? Yes. BSE, Defra payments, the hunting ban ... yes, all tragic."
Hmm. Sounds pretty political to me.

"I did not and do not feel I was in the wrong, I know that I did not set out to offend, and I do not feel I must further apologise."
Did I say you were in the wrong? I don't believe I did. I merely gave you my opinion of causes you say you champion.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

On that point, you are entirely right, and I am wrong.

My apologies. I did indeed advert to politics in the response to your first response. I should have remembered or at the very least re-read that and I apologise for not having done so.
gillyp From: gillyp Date: August 5th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: On that point, you are entirely right, and I am wrong.

Please don't apologise; I'm sorry this has got so bad tempered. I really wasn't trying to score points here, just express an opinion.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

No, no.

It's good for my character to apologise when I've been wrong and/or stupid. So long as we're still friends, all is well.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: August 4th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The outbreaks? Yes. They ARE tragic.

Nice goat.

(Are coloured Blueface Leicester sheep in danger? Because that would set me back a taste...)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's a mainstream breed.

Assuming that this outbreak is nipped in the bud, things shd be fine.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: August 5th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: That's a mainstream breed.

Yes, but coloured BFL! BFL is the featured breed for the next big Sheep and Wool Festival, and at the risk of coming across racist, I'm bored with white wool and don't look forward to carding and spinning two whole ounces of laceweight by hand. Our Madame Flook in the Forest of Dean hasn't got any of the coloured BFL which she used to stock.

I wonder if this is why my packet of Coloured Ryeland is taking so long...
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These LJ/6A contretemps always sail right over my head and I don't hear about them until the few authors I follow go off on rants. What exactly happens on these occasions? Who got thrown out this time?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's actually interesting, in a mournful sort of way...

sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: August 5th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: It's actually interesting, in a mournful sort of way...

...that someone somewhere might actually think that that was a racialist comment."

Well, but according to the British Coloured Sheep Breeders Association, the white taint was brought over by the Romans, and a pureblood British sheep would be Coloured.

Okay, I'll stop now and apologize, but I haven't had such a good gigglefit in a while, and now that I'm retired, have nobody to share them with, alas.

(If you're entering your work in a "featured breed" category, you have to process the fleece yourself. No "tops", no "roving"!)
dolorous_ett From: dolorous_ett Date: August 4th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I blame Aberforth...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 5th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Or the Ravenclaw Codex.

Thanks.
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