Friday, March 27, 2020

Re: what is innuendo?

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020, at 2:46 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> Innuendo is a veiled or equivocal attack on character or reputation. This
> isn't respectful discourse and is not okay as a member of the Fedora
> community.

Sounds like, "discuss personnel issues in private and only among impacted parties." Seems reasonable for 99% of cases. What's the recourse for the other 1%?

I decided look it up the words on Google because I haven't studied language. [1]

Based on the definition, the term "innuendo" seems to apply to the muted thread, as well as the term "equivocal."

This thread, on the other hand clears the uncertainty of the previous discussion, though obviously doesn't tell all sides.

James Cassell


noun: innuendo; plural noun: innuendoes; plural noun: innuendos
an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.

adjective: allusive
(of a remark or reference) working by suggestion rather than explicit mention.

adjective: oblique
not explicit or direct in addressing a point.

adjective: equivocal
open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous.
"the equivocal nature of her remarks"
uncertain or questionable in nature.
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