> On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:07 AM, Tristan von Neumann <tristanvonneum...@gmx.de> > wrote: > > We already established that Lasso was a serious composer, and that serious > does not mean stick up his ass.
We established that you don’t know the meaning of the English word “serious.” > I asked what adjective you wish to apply to describe Lasso. You did not. I told you that “serious” did not mean “stick up his ass,” and you then apologized for being German (presumably meaning that your understanding of English was limited) and asked "what word would you choose?” This clearly did not refer to Lassus, but to “stick up his ass.” It may not have been what you meant, but it is what you said. I gave you a list of potential synonyms, which I thought quite helpful. If I thought you wanted a one-word description of Lassus, I would not have responded. A great, and extremely prolific, composer, cannot be summed up in an adjective. > I suggested dedicated, which can also imply dedication to humor once in a > while. This makes no sense. You’re saying that if you tell me Lassus was a “dedicated” composer, I should assume you mean he was dedicated to humor once in a while? I would assume no such thing. “Dedicated” implies the opposite, inasmuch as it connotes single-mindedness. Let me suggest that we don’t burden the list with any more of this. Email me privately if, for some reason, you want to continue this discussion. To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html