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When sitting down to a table versus known cheaters it may be good to pre-alert them with a fire vs. fire statement: “Hello; we cheat versus cheaters.”

I now consider it an unfortunate necessity to add for the PC contingent unable to understand jocularity a small smiley: “ :) ”
Sept. 28, 2018
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Thanks John. It is a personal “quip” I have used for decades in referencing those people whose educational background I find dubious in a given instance. Welcome to the club.
July 29, 2018
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Apparently, Ricardo, all the posts pointing out that comparisons were NOT being made somehow fleetingly passed your picayune ability to perceive; why am I unsurprised?
July 29, 2018
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July 29, 2018
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You WERE clear Henry, as the key connotation was the misusage of the argument itself, NOT the subject of which such an argument may be directed. This is exactly the same as my usage of the word heinous, which may be applied to many subjects. Neither of us was suggesting that the subjects are comparative. You do not owe anyone an apology for their misunderstanding.
July 28, 2018
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I concur Chris. My choice to pluralize “ignoramus” as “ignorami” rather than the cumbersome “ignoramuses” resulted in dozens of pointless posts. Wee Willie Shakespeare was bang on: “Much ado about nothing.”
July 28, 2018
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1991 in fact. Amazon is as mistaken as you. And yes, your presumption that all the reviews referred to “Shadow in the Bridge World” is astute seeing as they are all listed after both the title and the image of the cover. Well done Sherlock.
July 27, 2018
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This John Armstrong was the editor of the Ontario, Canada bridge magazine “The Kibitzer”. Among his talents he was a gourmet cook. He held an annual invitational dinner and bridge evening at his home for sixteen of the strongest players in the province. It was an Individual event where everyone played two boards with a different partner. There was a break after each few rounds for the serving of another delicious course. The winner of the event got to choose a new invitee for the following year. I was lucky enough to win on the final board as the superb Bruce Gowdy and I combined on a nice defensive effort to beat a spade game. John Guoba (inventor of my preferred runout when a weak no trump is tickled) was my designated guest.
July 27, 2018
Mike Dorn Wiss edited this comment July 27, 2018
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1991 actually. Paul was the first to give me a review.
July 27, 2018
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Gee Davy boyo, even if “ignorami” were not a word (and as a plural it is) then, as a writer, I am entitled to use it as what is called a neologism (look it up, boyo).

Insofar as me “not being a writer” (to paraphrase you) I suggest you check out Zia's quote on my first book “Shadow in the Bridge World”. You can find it here: http://mikedornwiss.com/books/. Just scroll down through the reviews and you'll spot it along with one or two other names with whom even you might be familiar. You do know who Zia is, don't you?

O, and by the way, thanks for the opportunity to give myself a plug. Burn, boyo, burn.
July 27, 2018
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Righto, Dave. It is a point that neither Burn nor the ignorami who clicked the “like” tab to his post were able to fathom.
July 27, 2018
Mike Dorn Wiss edited this comment July 27, 2018
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As a writer, I find plagiarism heinous. As a person, I find many other things heinous. I shan't list any of them because there are anal-retentive ignorami on public forums (including this one) who will make the erroneous assumption that they are comparative. They are not. Some heinous acts in a social sense are at the top of the list. Some heinous electoral results are below those. I rate plagiarism - in a comparative sense - somewhere in between, but insofar as publishing is concerned there is no worse crime. Anyone wishing to defend Horton's blatant and repetitive acts of the same needs to give their pointy little head a shake.

I personally think he should be booted from the annals of bridge writing forevermore and relegated to any future publishing in the genre to one of a pseudonymous nature. End of story.
July 27, 2018
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July 27, 2018
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Well said Andy, and bang on. Thank you.

For Ambrose: Andy was being kind; I however am not, and suggest that if and when you remove your head from your nether region that you beware as the resultant clap of thunder as it pops out is apt to shatter windows for blocks around.
July 26, 2018
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Seriously, I take all that shit serious. Do you understand?
July 26, 2018
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Ron - Apparently, like Phil, you misunderstand:

(Phil Markey
“I found the comparison to paedophilia objectionable. It is a terrible analogy that demonstrates ignorance about paedophilia - a serious topic for a lot of people.”

Perhaps you (and Ron) misunderstand.

I find paedophilia heinous. I take it very serious.
I find racism heinous. I take it very serious.
I find plagiarism heinous. I take it very serious.

I was listing things I find heinous, NOT comparing them to one another. I am ignorant of none of them.

O. Wait. You DID misunderstand.)

And, Ron, despite your misunderstanding, I find your insinuation disgraceful.
July 25, 2018
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Phil Markey
“I found the comparison to paedophilia objectionable. It is a terrible analogy that demonstrates ignorance about paedophilia - a serious topic for a lot of people.”

Perhaps you misunderstand.

I find paedophilia heinous. I take it very serious.
I find racism heinous. I take it very serious.
I find plagiarism heinous. I take it very serious.

I was listing things I find heinous, NOT comparing them to one another. I am ignorant of none of them.

O. Wait. You DID misunderstand.
July 25, 2018
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I was being conservative…;)
July 24, 2018
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Thomas: “I for one do not like bridge to be degraded to a game for the populistic self righteous, as I think non bridging people might conclude if forced to read this thread.”

Just my opinion, but I suspect the percentage of “non bridging people” being “forced” to read this thread approaches zilch, nada, sweet tweet, zip-ah-dee-doo-dah and o yes, about 0%.
July 24, 2018
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Hanan - You may read reviews and some excerpts here: http://mikedornwiss.com/books/
July 24, 2018
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