Cyril Haearn wrote:I prefer no contact with those who make false allegations about me
Please, who asserted that 'all motorists are terrorists'?
I'm now genuinely not sure whether you want me to reply or don't want any contact from me! Anyhoo, I'm saying that it's you who asserted that motorists are terrorists. Here's one link for you:https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=97252&p=1189992&hilit=terrorists#p1189992
However, if you use the forum search facility you'll find 6 pages of results for 'terrorists,' the first 4 of which are pretty much all you. Unfortunately, the particular thread where we crossed swords over this specific issue (your 'phantom button pusher' thread) has now rightly been deleted. Nevertheless, there are still many more surviving posts, like the one above, where you're encouraging everyone to press buttons on pedestrian crossings whenever they can - to hold up the 'terrorists.' You've never made any exceptions to this policy - i.e. all of us should always press pedestrian crossing buttons at every opportunity we get. If you're about to try to argue that you don't mean all motorists are terrorists, what you've consistently written on this issue doesn't support that.
Sorry that you feel I'm making false allegations about you Cyril, but the facts are clear: on 12th August at 2.33pm, I made a post using the word 'othering' in a thread in which you were participating. An hour later, despite having said nothing on that thread, you'd scuttled off here to moan about this abuse of language, despite jdsk already having posted links to books explaining its meaning, usage and relevance. Needless to say, when you were put straight with a dictionary definition on this thread, your thanks weren't forthcoming. I prefer to argue my case openly rather than sneaking around playing bizarre games.