ChrisV
Semantics
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:50pm
2601:681:8001:b40a:5cc0:4a36:6232:e52c

Think what you want to think if it makes you feel better. It still doesn't change the fact the witness said Sundance was from Montclair PA.

Saying "so what the agent heard or recalled he heard, was wrong." Actually, it was right on the money.

If he said he was from Chicago, Ill that would be wrong

If he said he was from San Francisco, CA that would be wrong

If he said he was from Washington DC that would be wrong

He didnt say those WRONG locations. He said the RIGHT location of Montclair, PA

  • dictionaries, beliefs, & eyewitnessesDaniel Buck, Wed Jun 12 2:31pm
    Chris, We've been down the dictionary road before. Believe has several meanings, and normally the first is the oldest, not the most common, nor even the one apt to the sentence at hand. We have to... more
    • Semantics — ChrisV, Wed Jun 12 2:50pm
      • fandangoingDaniel Buck, Wed Jun 12 3:32pm
        You are mixing up who said what, and you describe the Pinkerton agent as an "eyewitness." which he was not. What the agent scribbled is not a model in clarity, but here it is: "It's believed was in... more
        • A Rock and HardplaceChrisV, Wed Jun 12 3:46pm
          I get it dan. But your grasping at straws The sentence is pretty clear. ""It's believed was in hospital last summer 1901 Buffalo, NY pistol shot wound leg he said he got in the extreme west, and said ... more
          • Re: A Rock and HardplaceDaniel Buck, Wed Jun 12 4:31pm
            If the Pinkerton agent was talking with a Buffalo hospital staffer, which is possible, because we do not know who he was speaking with, why the "it's believed" qualifier? Was the staffer not certain... more
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