Against my better judgment, I came back to read the rest of the thread...
Although he's on my "side" and may actually be ME, Malden's English struggles at times.
Now, if his English isn't and hadn't ever been a source of contention the "compliment" scenario might have been a consideration but as things are, sarcasm wins the ribbon.
Lyon, I gave the definition of compliment for the benefit of our global readers because compliment is often confused with complement by even native English language users. Giving definitions is nothing new for me. And I even help out people with their spelling, don't I, Scorpion
It's nice to see that I wasn't the only highly educated person who thought you and Malden were the same person. I think that similar personalities attract and that Malden and you had fun pretending that his English skills were worse than they really are so people would think he and you were the same person -- it was a game the two of you played.
I don't accept Malden's "excuse" of mangling the English language as disrespectfully as he does, game or no game. I believe he does it on purpose, and I'M SICK OF IT. If he can't take the time to type English as correctly and as "fancy" as he has already proven he knows how to, then he should STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM HERE until he has the proper time to type a proper post. Lyon, I bet you're proud that someone seems to actually like you, someone who treats Dr. Sclafani just as disrespectfully as you do. Yes, two similar personalities. God help TIMS.
EDIT: Scorpion, I kept thinking about what you said, and I removed some paragraphs -- would you please snip the same paragraphs from your post? Thank you very much.