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The Correlary, Which I Cannot Spell Without A Spell-Checker|
|Date:||July 6th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Ok.. another topic I'll explore (although you don't seem interested in discussion - I've made now two attepts to address interesting things you've said and you've ignored both in order to go back to the same statement that's just not true)... but I'll comment anyhow...
You are interpreting it as a threat. Let me propose this to you: (this is my opinion, I can't speak for you but it is how many think)
If someone pulls a knife on me, I view it as a threat because I am afraid of knives. It doesn't matter if it's my husband in the kitchen who will never hurt me, but he's holding the knife and talking, so I interpret a threat and so forth react by stepping backward and asking him to put it down. He often laughs at me (after obliging of course).
I have a friend that had a knife pulled on him by a would be thief. He was not afraid of the knife, so he did not interpret it as a threat and reacted by walking away.
If someone says "I'm going to use this knife", it could mean a variety of things... "I'm going to use this knife on you", "I'm going to cut an apple" are two examples. If, judging by the words only, you choose to think it means, "I'm going to use this knife on you", that is an assumption you are making and it could be right or wrong.
I said can and could. You interceded would and interpreted it as a threat.
I can beat you with a noodle is a statement.
I will beat you with a noodle is a threat.
You are making it and interpreting it as a threat. In the manner I used the phrase I do not see it as anything close to a threat.
I'm sorry if it seemed that way to you.