Auditioning with the 85/1.4

Started Apr 15, 2007 | Discussions thread
evilgreg3000 Contributing Member • Posts: 562
You need a better dictionary ;)

Uncle Frank wrote:

Hi, Greg. I don't believe that "avuncularity" is a word... at
least it isn't listed in any of the dictionaries that I tried.
Neither is "avuncular-ness", of course, but that's why I used the
hyphen.

It's in my dictionary of choice, the OED. Here are a few online references for you (the first is Merriam-Webster):

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=avuncularity&x=0&y=0

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/avuncularity.html

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/avuncularity

http://www.yourdictionary.com/wotd/wotd.pl?word=avuncular

Just to clarify, I had no problem with RedBarron at all. My
comments were direct at Andrew, who characterized any pictures
posted as "fair game". I never suggested I'd sue him, just that
it was rude and exercising her "fair game" mantra might get him
disciplined by the dpr moderators. I actually heard of that
happening in the retouching forum. And I a mindeed the copyright
holder for those pics, which gives me certain priviledges.

I understand completely, I was just giving you a hard time for the fun of it. It's standard Internet policy that when someone on a forum starts to go a little wild that you have to give them a poke or two to keep the fun going. I know this has been a tough thread for you, but I agree with almost everything Knox has written here (and I'm not stalking you, I swear). From the first post, this whole thing has gone wrong. The images aren't your best work, you did post that you were trying to land work with them, and the criticism was mostly well-founded and poorly received.

All that said, I think I like you more now than I did before this thread. I always thought you were a bit more condescending than avuncular, and a glass snob to boot, but this thread has been a tough one for you to swallow, and you haven't done all bad.

A final correction though: creating those images doesn't grant you any priviledges at all--but it does come with certain legal privileges

Let's all try to play nice, like adults, and be happy with our hobby.

Greg

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