"And then read it again to be fair. Sorry for sounding crass above. Still, I found that post very condescending. Your motive is good. Civility is the only way we will make progress with others. No doubt u r an intelligent person. A little common touch would do for us less well read types. Being told how to use specific words in a conversation is a little belittleing. We are not all communication experts. Peace."
You posted this in the Mod box. I'd like to know three things.
1) What did you find to be condescending? I make an effort to purposely not be condescending in my articles. This is important to me.
2) I don't think that I'm telling anyone how to use words. I was illustrating the difference between what people mean when they use words. I think it's fair to say that the only thing I advocated for is clearly stating what you mean when you say a word that the other side might interpret - such as "evidence" - in order to avoid an argument that wouldn't otherwise happen.
Do you object to that?
3) What did you mean by "a little common touch"?
+ Follow the Cooperative principle
+ Civility first
+ Constructive comments