[Histonet] Response to humor differences, etc.

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Thu Jan 10 21:15:19 CST 2008

moody? Who's moody? I'm not moody! Who said that? I'm not misunderstood. I'm 
misinterpreted. I'm not hated. I'm unloved. We're not going down that 
British-American road thing again are we? I mean ,didn't we settle our 
differences in 1776 and again in 1812?  Isn't this how wars start? Not that 
I want another war. Am I rambling? Geez, is it Friday yet?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathleen Roberts" <kgrobert <@t> rci.rutgers.edu>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Response to humor differences, etc.

> Actually, in my experience, it isn't just a Histonet thing, it's an ONLINE 
> thing.  No matter what forum or list you're on, there is always 
> misunderstanding, fights and flaming b/c two crucial things are missing in 
> online forums: tone of voice and facial expressions. (Yes, even when those 
> are present, misunderstandings, etc. still occur.)  Emoticons don't even 
> begin to cut it, and sometimes when a person is reading something, his/her 
> mood, opinions, experience, etc. will  "color" what's being read and thus 
> influence the person's understanding of what was written, which the author 
> never intended and can't control.  I can't tell you how many times that 
> has happened to me.
> Kathleen Roberts
> Dawson, Glen wrote:
>>Humor IS shared by both Americans and British, as is misinterpretation, 
>>misunderstanding and becoming indignant/offended over the strangest 
>>It isn't an Americans vs. the British thing, it's a histonet thing. 
>>Over-reactions are rampant and one should be aware that having a sense of 
>>humor should have a "Use at your own risk" sign when utilizing it on this 
>>forum.  In every group there will always be a number of folks more 
>>interested in attacking what is being said by others rather than 
>>contributing something of their own.
>>Each year this trend gets a bit worse & I find myself "replying to all" 
>>less and less.  Posting to an individual usually causes less of a stir so 
>>that is the road I take much more these days.
>>Just my .01 Euros,
>>Glen Dawson
>>IHC Manager
>>Milwaukee, WI
>>-----Original Message-----
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>>[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu]On Behalf Of Kemlo
>>Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 8:44 AM
>>To: Robyn Vazquez; MICHELLE.MCNEESE <@t> childrens.com;
>>histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu; cmiller <@t> physlab.com; JWEEMS <@t> sjha.org
>>Subject: RE: [Histonet] Response to On-Call pay
>>It's the humour Robyn, rarely travels well, I sometimes wonder if the
>>difference between Americans and the British is greater than that
>>between men and women.
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