Being ignorant and presumptuous, you raced to the conclusion that I misused the 
word hoist.  I am well aware of the meaning of both hoist and foist.

I chose hoist to communicate the sort of burden that truth would have upon a 
Pharisee. A hypocrite, a religious bigot.  Foist would have been too judgmental.

In linguistics, grammar (from Greek: γραμματική) is the set of structural rules 
governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural 
language. The term refers also to the study of such rules, and this field 
includes phonology, morphology, and syntax, often complemented by phonetics, 
semantics, and pragmatics.

If by grammar Nazi, you mean someone who chooses to use words according to 
their meaning, then you should perhaps check the meaning of both Nazi and 

Is Macgroup a Christian group who likes Apple computers, or is it a group of 
people who are interested in Apple computers and want to learn more about Apple 
computers, and want a way of sharing information and providing support to each 


On Apr 09, 2018, at 10:50 PM, Jonathan Fletcher <> wrote:

On Apr 9, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Peter McGrath <> wrote:

P.S. I wouldn't even think of hoisting such words upon you if you would stick 
to topics concerning computers, Apple computers in particular.

Ah, and therein lies the problem with being a grammar nazi, Peter. While, 
initially, it may seem like fun and makes you feel good about yourself, what it 
really does it paint a big red target on your back. (Speaking from experience, 
of course.)

verb [ with obj. ]
raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys: high overhead great cranes 
hoisted girders.
• raise or haul up: she hoisted her backpack onto her shoulder.

Perhaps you were thinking of “foist?”

verb [ with obj. ] (foist someone/something on)
impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on: don't let anyone foist 
inferior goods on you.
• (foist someone/something into) introduce someone or something surreptitiously 
or unwarrantably into: he attempted to foist a new delegate into the conference.

Feel free to shoot back.


Jonathan Fletcher

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