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Reply to Mr. Panicker

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> Mr. Roy might have profited from refering at the Dictionary before
> his umbrage.
> Rabid (adj):
> expressing strong feelings (Cambridge Online Dictionary)
> going to extreme lengths in expressing or pursuing a feeling,
interest, or
> opinion (Merriam Webster)
> Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or
> (WordWeb Dictionary and Thesaurus)

I thank Mr. Panicker for his quotations from Webster as well as the
dictionaries.   As I have said before, "rabid socialist" is a term well
known to me; it likely derives from quite archaic British usage of the
19th or mid 20th centuries.  My objection was to gratuitous rudeness
violates IPI's norms.   "Rabid" as in "rabid socialist" being used at
metaphorically and not literally.  It is therefore incumbent on Mr. Garg
Mr. Tripathi and now Mr. Panicker to explain the usefuleness of the
in this context.   Are they saying Bengalis or socialists in some sense
resemble a rabid animal?  I.e., an animal doomed to die, frothing at its

mouth with unreason?   If so, whom do they so identify?   Jyoti Basu?
George Fernandes?  Charu Mazumdar?  Whom?

Also, may I add Mr. Panicker to my list of requests for real names and
addresses, beyond that of his anonymous email address?

Subroto Roy

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