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       One of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's, Lewis Carroll, purpose in writing
the Alice in Wonderland books was to show how the meaning can be
misinterpreted when proper grammar is not used.  My favorite example is
Jabberwocky  ;-)

       Without good communication skills, then how can anyone be a part of
any community  ???

From: Felmon Davis <>
Date: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and "complex

On Sun, 26 Jul 2015, anne-ology wrote:

       Thank you;
          and for some good examples.

      BTW -
         here's 'compatibility' as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, which
I think is recognized as an authority worldwide  ;-)

I call dictionary abuse!

dictionaries don't prescribe how words _should_ be interpreted, they
describe how words _were_ and _are_ used, the latter badly in the nature of
the case since they usually lag behind current. people always get this

and Humpty-Dumpty is close, very close, to the truth:


“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it
means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many
different things.’

’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”


know what I mean?

anyway, sorry for the interruption.


[1a state in which two things are able to exist or occur together without
problems or conflict

1.1a feeling of sympathy and friendship; like-mindedness

1.2 Computing: The ability of one computer, piece of software, etc., to
work with another]

      To me, fully compatible vs. compatible could parallel identical
twins vs. fraternal twins or clarified butter vs. butter or suede vs.
brushed leather or wood vs. wooden veneer or ... ... ...  ;-)

      And I guess I'm a detailist - perfectionist if you would; I gave up
photography when B&W film became impossible to obtain -
         to me, in composing a photograph I consider all the components
yet with color photography - and now with digital images - the detailing is
impossible to obtain as it was when dealing with silver.

From: toki <>
Date: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and "complex

On 07/24/2015 09:08 PM, Joel Madero wrote:

 This is simply a false statement. "It's not compatible."

That literally depends upon how "compatibility" is defined.

There are use-cases where MSO 2013 is completely, utterly, and
absolutely incompatible with MSO 2013, when installed on a different

There are use-cases when MSO 2013 and OOo 1.x are completely compatible
with each other.



Felmon Davis

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
   -- Samuel Beckett

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