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Thursday, December 08, 2005

On Definitional Matters - Part 1

This is a note to Erin.

Erin, after seeing you use the word "confidential" in your posted comments to several blogs, it became apparent to me that the moment for intervention might be nigh.

You are a published author. Words butter your bread. Accordingly, please note for your future reference the definition below:
  • con·fi·den·tial - Done or communicated in confidence; secret.

If that intervention is unnecessary, I'm sure you will be grateful to me for informing you that even if you type "confidential" into a comment that you publish on someone's blog, the words you publish still show up and anyone who opens that page can read them.

Finally - I apologize. I read your comments that said expressly that you intended them to be "confidential." Hopefully with the enhanced understanding this elucidation is sure to provoke I won't again be put in this awkward position. And your reputation as a woman of letters will be that much safer.


Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

You, my fine sir are a cad and a ne'er-do-well. Once you stumble across the words, "Confidential to _____" it is your solemn duty to stop reading at that exact moment and move along to the next item.

Your invasion of Erin's privacy is boorish and will not be tolerated.

9:11 PM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger garrett said...


9:57 PM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

HEY...that purrrrr was confidential.

10:37 PM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...


You imbue me with power and beauty. I am forever indebted to you. Without you, I am nothing--an oily stain on delicate fabrice, an erased scribble. The ullage of humanity.

With extraordinary sincerity,


2:48 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

Confidential to Erin: Garrett's kind of an asshole.

2:53 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger PDD said...

Confidential to Erin:
That's Pinky's way of trying to get into your pants.

2:04 PM, December 21, 2005  

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