You're a scab-picker, eh? In short: I wasn't ever offended, didn't really understand but really really do not want to go there.To be honest, I did not read your remark about standing to mean that I would not have standing to bring a law suit against you for being tightly wound. I read your use of "standing" as the plain and ordinary meaning not the legal one. That's how I read it, maybe not how you meant it. To be honest, I find that very confusing and I do not want to revisit it for no better reason than to avoid the firestorm of incredibly personal and inane discussion that followed.
"I honestly find it hard to believe that this would be confusing for any culturally literate person, particularly one with a year or more of law school under his belt."That's kind of an obnoxious thing to say. Anyway, I'm leaving this where it is. You can have it. You can also feel free to call me "culturally illiterate," ignorant or whatever.
No, I'm way worse in real life. My eyes glow bright red and I breathe fire.#6? Really? I should have seen that. Of course you weren't hitting on definitions 1 and 2, even though these are the two most common meanings and they appear to be perfectly compatible with your post. You're way too "nice" of a "culturally literate" person to be using the plain and ordinary meaning of the word. You weren't hitting on definition 3 in any literal sense because, of course, the idea that I could bring a law suit against your for being tightly wound is absurd. This is despite the fact that you actually posted you were using the "legal" definition of standing and that this should be obvious because you were posting on a law school chat board. #'s 4 and 5 are out because we're all probably sitting down. No, obviously you were hitting on the 'ol law school chat board sporting analogy nexus in #6. You meant to refer to the "standings" of posters here because those "standings" provide "a listing of individual competitors or of teams in a league according to their record of performance" which would show that my comment about your being tightly wound was illegitimate.(this is sarcasm)Quote
Oh, so now you mean #5? But that, of course, would have to mean some crazy nuanced, figurative interpretation of "A place where a person or thing stands." That makes no sense in the context of your original post whatsoever. I suppose it's just a coincidence that only 1 and 2 make sense in your original post. Just pure blind unfortunate luck that serves to confuse us culturally illiterate, prickly and legally inept folk.I probably don't have to mention this, but lol.