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     by Lewis Carroll

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
      The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
      Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
      And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
      The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
      And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
      He chortled in his joy.

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Felmon Davis <> wrote:

On Wed, 8 May 2013, Dries Feys wrote:


Yes, I'm a top poster. Simply because I use gmail, and I don't want to
click & scroll to the bottom of the message every time I respond to a
message. But yes, I read everything in this thread, as it shows as
bottom posting in my compose window.

Sorry for the inconvenience...

it is inconvenient but so is the way gmail sets things up; I think some
other email clients do the same.

if I were using gmail, I also would probably top-post because it's one
degree of inconvenience against another.

I think trying to _write_ bottom-posting when the email program resists it
is more difficult than trying to _read_ bottom-posting.

(I'm not a dogmatist; I'm a pragmatist.)

 Met vriendelijke groeten, Salutations distinguées, Kind Regards,

mit herzlichen grüssen!


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On 8 May 2013 16:44, Felmon Davis <> wrote:

On Wed, 8 May 2013, V Stuart Foote wrote:

From: anne-ology []
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 8:34 AM

      top post ... bottom post ... top post ... bottom post ... top
... bottom post ... top post ... bottom post ... top post ... bottom
          one requires re-reading the post, before getting to the new
             one allows the new bit to be read - if one needs
on what's gone before, then merely scroll down.

      Why do some folks want to complicate things which are really
          oh, windows could be rolled up & down in a car whenever;
              then electric windows made it impossible to do so unless
engine was running  ;-)



-2 (or however many)

many (all?) of us read several posts so you end up with a bunch of nearly
meaningless opening lines; why read further? with bottom-posting, you see
right away what the issue was, which motivates further reading.

I know this is a perennial disagreement; perhaps top-posters might at
consider pruning the thread so it's easier to know what they are talking

Felmon Davis

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