Re; Refuse command
- Bill Gower writes
The point of the illustration was not the garbage but the fact that
very little difference between decline and refuse.
Please. I never thought garbage was was the issue.
In the early days of television I remember Senate hearings into
organized crime. I think all of these hoodlems claimed the
protection of the fifth ammendment (I alludded to the fifth in my
original post on this subj.) Some would say that they REFUSED to
answer on the grounds that their answer may incriminate them. This
outraged the Senators and a great bruhaha ensued. The Senators
seemed to feel that for these hoodlums to REFUSE was arrogant and
rude. Henceforth (under advice of counsel,I'm sure) these witnesses
DECLINED to answer and the Sens. Were somewhat mollified.
Dang, I'm not exactly sure what my point is.....except that maybe
I'm trying to say that the choice of words matter even the choice of