You are right about smirk--it was a poor choice of words, and if Gene had used smile or grin he wouldn't have been misunderstood. But I understand that sometimes we can't always think of the right word. I misunderstood him, too, at first, because of the smirk, but from what I've known of him based on his previous posts, the cruelty didn't seem to fit him, so I decided not to say anaything right away. When he mentioned that he was reacting to what Lissi said and about the song, I understood. smile Cindy --- Monica Willyard <plumlipstick@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Cindy, thanks for looking up the song. I'd never > heard it and didn't > see the explanation that it was a line from a song > before posting > about it. I get the name GenePoole and see the > irony in it. It was > the line of the song posted with a smirk that I > couldn't > understand. It shocked me at first because it > seemed so out of > place. Though this isn't exactly relevant, I'm not > totally sure of > what a smirk is supposed to indicate when someone > does it. In my > mind it is a sort of ssarcastic and gloating > expression, something > negative or with an unkind aspect. That got me > wondering about > facial expressions in general and made me realize > how many of them > aren't real in my imagination because I've never > seen them. My only > understanding of some expressions is from books, > especially a smirk, > grimmace, scowl, and a crooked smile. Those > expressions all seem > somewhat unpleasant to me, but I can't rank them in > severity or truly > understand their impact. Ok, enough rambling for > tonight. (smile) > > Monica Willyard > > > At 10:55 PM 1/3/2007, you wrote: > >My understanding is that genepool (get the name?) > was > >inspired to write his comment by Lissi's comment, > not > >Elizabeth's--Lissi's is like a song he > >remembers--which I vaguely seem to remember, too. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > Cindy __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.