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Tenis vs. Tennis

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Submitted by Rashid (Canada), Feb 26, 2006 at 23:39

Have you noticed how many times has this guy HARRAK been mocked over his "Tenis" ? And he still spells it that way. Like "in your face people! I know now it is spelt "tennis" but I'll write it any way I want".

I am no psychologist but I have no doubt in my mind that this guy is a typical stubborn arrogant uncompromising individual who CANNOT suffer for one second to "lose face" on any matter whatsoever, even the most insignificant.
The first time people pointed out his tiny spelling mistake, all he had to do was acknowlege it as a mere typo, and that would have been it. Or he could have ignored it altogether and go on.. and spell it right the next time around, and none would have been the wiser.

No, it seems it was an affront to him, for people to have mocked him over this. This guy doesn't have the tiniest atom of security to admit to even the most innocuous little slip. He can't stand to be corrected. Now this "thing" has grown on him. And he is not backing down. It's too late now to back down, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, i.e. we all know and he knows it's tennis and not tenis, and it's in the dictionnary. No he won't back down. He cannot back down. It's a matter of principle. His manhood is at stake.

This is a mind that doesn't know compromise. (I'm sorry to say,at the risk of sounding politically incorrect, that this is a common trait in many Arab Muslim males). He can do or say NO wrong. All his ills and misfortunes are everybody else's fault. This behaviour of his is also clearly apparent in the other contexts discussed in this forum, i.e.Islam, Bible, Koran etc...Islam can do NO wrong. It's the West that is corrupt.. etc..

Well, Harrak, you don't fool me! You never played tennis in your life. Otherwise you would have known it's "tennis" as written on the bill for your annual dues from your tennis club, you would have seen "tennis" when you bought your "tennis racket" or your "tennis balls". Besides, you're not the type to play tennis. As for "handsome" guy rolling on BMW's, not even in your dreams! It's incompatible with your personality as it transpires from your writing. Someone suggested you might even be an imam. I could believe that, or someone coached by an imam, for you are quite prolific when it comes to "defending" Islam. You seem to be writing at all hours of day or evening.

And another thing : when someone quotes a nasty verse from the Koran or such.. and asks for an explanation, you are quick to respond by quoting a slew of seemingly questionable verses from the Bible, as if two wrongs made it right. You always do that without ever discussing the merits of the Koran verse in question, in it's own right. You seem to have these Biblical verses REPERTORIED in files BY SUBJECT MATTER, ready for you to pounce at any time. (I know it would take me hours or days to find just a few appropriate verses by subject in the Bible or Koran).
You guys do have an agenda.

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