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    Re: Buckley the Navigator
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2008 Mar 3, 12:26 -0800

    --- Dan Allen  wrote:
    
    > He used more words than were needed, and used longer words than were
    > absolutely necessary, but to those who could get past his tone, he
    > showed the nuances of the English language.
    
    But would you say that's an effective teaching technique for someone
    trying to master an "arcane" subject like celestial navigation?
    
    --
    GregR
    
    
    
    
    > On Mar 2, 2008, at 4:43 PM, Greg R. wrote:
    >
    > > his [William F. Buckley] narration seemed a bit pompous and with
    > > what appeared to me to be a tone of "I know this and you don't"
    > > running throughout it.
    >
    > Of course!  That was his style.  He used more words than were needed,
    >
    > and used longer words than were absolutely necessary, but to those
    > who
    > could get past his tone, he showed the nuances of the English
    > language.
    >
    > Dan
    > N48.5d W122.3d
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