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12 August 2009 @ 05:40 pm
Hypothetical question (in that the relevant conversation took place probably 10 years ago)  
Suppose someone writes something in a public forum. Anything, it doesn't really matter.

Suppose I respond by saying, "That's kind of ambiguous. I think you mean XYZ, but it could also mean UVW or even RST. Could you clarify, please?"

Suppose the person did mean XYZ.

Is that person justified in saying, "If you understood I meant XYZ, the original statement was not ambiguous and you're just showing off"?
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Stormy Weatherororo on August 12th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
If you weren't certain if XYZ was meant, then the statement was ambiguous.

and nobody has the right to be an asshole, which I firmly believe the "showoff" comment is an example of.