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According to the dictionary, "rhetorical" means ...

[adj]  concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking; "a rhetorical
question is one asked solely to produce an effect (especially to make an
assertion) rather than to elicit a reply".

This is my understanding.  I.e. some sort of posed supposition, somewhat
unnecessary, but (possibly) a strategy to have someone else get involved in
the thought/idea without actually inviting them to be ...

I take it that Bill sees through that plot and, likewise, I have often
wondered (internally) why the question was even submitted ...

Thor T

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
Sent: June 15, 2007 6:42 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Dumb Question

On Jun 15, 2007, at 6:01 PM, Bill Allen wrote:

> Rhetorical questions.
> I hate those.
They only have one answer: 'I assume that's a rhetorical question.
Anyone else?'

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania

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