[LMB] OT: people and perfection, was copyedit con't

Paula Lieberman paal at filker.org
Thu Sep 17 23:56:18 BST 2015


I seem to recall seeing some authoritative sources specify intentional flaw.

People who make the rugs could become very very very skilled.  One of the 
main products was prayer rugs, for the multiple time per day daily prayers.

"Arrogance" is a culturally-influenced/determined characteristic.  Alexander 
the Great of Macedonia's time the standard for self-image and promoting 
oneself, -maybe- only The Donald and his ilk, would consider 
reasonable--everyne else would regard it as obnoxiously boastful/arrogant. 
Judith  Tarr long ago on Genie discussed that, saying that if she were 
historically accurate regarnding how people spoke, particularly as regards 
Alexander, contemporary audiences wouldn't find it credible amd she toned it 
down from the actual style.

--Paula Lieberman
-----Original Message----- 
From: Howard Brazee
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 03:48 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] copyedit con't


> On Sep 17, 2015, at 8:27 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> And don't get bogged down in it all and let it get to you. There has to
>> be at least one error slip through the net, just to please those whiny
>> types who have to find something to complain about.
>
> The people who make those fabulous Middle-Eastern carpets apparently
> always introduce one deliberate flaw, because perfection is the
> prerogative of Allah.

I always thought that if that was true, it was awfully arrogant.   (and by 
their definition, sinful).



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