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Written by gianni
(8/25/2011 5:41 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Re: your last quote., penned by Reeba
I was wondering about her use of the trite and oft-misused phrase "silence is consent" -- misused to justify what the speaker knows is not or will not be consented to; misused to justify even asking for clarification or a definite decision. Specifically:
1. Was it common during this period?
2. Was it so misused during this period?
3. given 1 and 2, was she misusing it, or was she parodying it?
Of course, we can't know for sure, but I hope better educated people than I can make better guesses than I.
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