Which CC member do you think you'd like to meet?

classic33

Legendary Member
Interesting question. You'd think the extra words would give rise to a different meaning, a different question. Maybe they do? Maybe everybody's been answering the wrong question? Or maybe they've not?? I don't know. It's a mess, it is.

Maybe everyone who has posted would like to post again saying whether their responses where the people they'd like to meet OR the people they think they'd like to meet.

There could be an important difference

I think I'd like to meet fellow pedants to discuss this further. The again, on second thoughts, maybe I wouldn't.
You're certain on that bit?
No nagging doubts, other questions.
 

Lozz360

Über Member
Location
Oxfordshire
Interesting question. You'd think the extra words would give rise to a different meaning, a different question. Maybe they do? Maybe everybody's been answering the wrong question? Or maybe they've not?? I don't know. It's a mess, it is.

Maybe everyone who has posted would like to post again saying whether their responses where the people they'd like to meet OR the people they think they'd like to meet.

There could be an important difference

I think I'd like to meet fellow pedants to discuss this further. The again, on second thoughts, maybe I wouldn't.
But if you think you would like to meet someone, that is the same as wanting to meet someone. The two questions are the same, which was my original point. Therefore, the “they think” bit is unnecessary.
 

yello

Legendary Member
Location
France
But if you think you would like to meet someone, that is the same as wanting to meet someone. The two questions are the same, which was my original point. Therefore, the “they think” bit is unnecessary.
Oh you do disappoint me. And, as I said upthread, I like to meet people who disappoint me.

There was such scope to debate the difference ;)
 

yello

Legendary Member
Location
France
Come think of it, the question is arguably well phrased. You're being asked on the basis of what you know so far (that is, from forum exchanges or whatever) whether you think you'd like to meet someone. The question, as it is phrased, allows for wiggle room, for you to revise your opinion.

Following your nomination, your favourite poster might post that they like hedgehog racing, or some such. You, a member of an anti-cruel sports group, change your mind.
 

Lozz360

Über Member
Location
Oxfordshire
Oh you do disappoint me. And, as I said upthread, I like to meet people who disappoint me.

There was such scope to debate the difference ;)
Don’t let me put a stop to the debate. You do in fact have a good point. For instance I think I would like to meet you, but on the other hand, I might disappoint you in ways you can’t imagine! :okay:
 

Ming the Merciless

There is no mercy
Location
Inside my skull
There is also the context in which you’d like to meet someone from this forum. When I’m out cycling I rather like just listening to the natural sounds of the environment I’m passing though. The call of a Red Kite, or a cuckoo or an owl , a sheep a cow or just the wind blowing across a hill. Some riders just like to witter on all the time, as if they need to fill in every gap in conversation with some words. Some riders can’t enjoy the silences I rather like when cycling. Where as in the pub I’m up for chatting about anything and everything over a pie and a pint. But riding with riders who seem to think you want to hear their monologue. No thanks.
 
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