History Main / StronglyWordedLetter

10th Sep '17 12:17:41 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Anthropologist Kate Fox describes English complaints as falling into three mostly ineffectual categories: griping to someone who's in the same boat as you; shouting abusively at someone who isn't really responsible; or going home and writing a StronglyWordedLetter to whoever's in charge.

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** Anthropologist Kate Fox describes English complaints as falling into three mostly ineffectual categories: griping to someone who's in the same boat as you; shouting abusively at someone who isn't really responsible; or going home and writing a StronglyWordedLetter strongly worded letter to whoever's in charge.
22nd Aug '17 8:45:00 PM Hylarn
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* The Zaporozhian Cossacks' letter to the Ottoman Sultan, the writing of which has been eternalized in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Repin_Cossacks.jpg Ilya Repin's famous painting.]] To say it was strongly worded is [[ClusterFBomb to say nothing]].

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* The Zaporozhian Cossacks' letter to the Ottoman Sultan, the writing of which has been eternalized in [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Repin_Cossacks.jpg org/wiki/Reply_of_the_Zaporozhian_Cossacks Ilya Repin's famous painting.]] To say it was strongly worded is [[ClusterFBomb to say nothing]].
31st May '17 6:22:13 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in one instance on ''TheYoungOnes'':

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* Parodied in one instance on ''TheYoungOnes'':''Series/TheYoungOnes'':
9th Apr '17 1:07:36 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''RussellBrand''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1uhmnNnmL8 here]]

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-->-- '''RussellBrand''', '''Creator/RussellBrand''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1uhmnNnmL8 here]]
18th Mar '17 1:23:49 PM nombretomado
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* The UsefulNotes/UnitedNations seems to be quite fond of sending angry letters. If you are funding terrorists, violating human rights, invading other nations, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking creating a fictional version of the UN for a]] [[NationStates web game]] etc, then you can expect your very own Strongly Worded Letter from the UN. Also frequently a point of criticism is that the UN rarely takes any action beyond sending these letters. Note, however, that there is a reason for this -- namely, that sometimes, the only thing the UN is ''allowed'' to do is send a Strongly Worded Letter. To wit:

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* The UsefulNotes/UnitedNations seems to be quite fond of sending angry letters. If you are funding terrorists, violating human rights, invading other nations, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking creating a fictional version of the UN for a]] [[NationStates [[Website/NationStates web game]] etc, then you can expect your very own Strongly Worded Letter from the UN. Also frequently a point of criticism is that the UN rarely takes any action beyond sending these letters. Note, however, that there is a reason for this -- namely, that sometimes, the only thing the UN is ''allowed'' to do is send a Strongly Worded Letter. To wit:
29th Jan '17 11:05:51 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* "Open Letters" to one's personal bugbears have always been a popular means of spleen-venting on the internet. Unfortunately for those who create them, making authors feel a little bit better about themselves is, to date, the only thing they've ever really accomplished.
** The most famous open letter in history, "J'accuse...!" ("I accuse...!") by Émile Zola did produce an effect, namely, blowing the antisemitism, incompetence, and cowardice that led to the Dreyfus Affair wide open and eventually resulted in Alfred Dreyfus getting a full pardon and a Légion d'honneur medal as an apology. The document is still considered required reading in many French schools.

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* "Open Letters" to one's personal bugbears have always been a popular means of spleen-venting on the internet. Unfortunately for those who create them, making authors feel a little bit better about themselves is, to date, is about the only thing they've they ever really accomplished.
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The most famous open letter in history, "J'accuse...!" ("I accuse...!") by Émile Zola did produce an effect, namely, blowing the antisemitism, incompetence, and cowardice that led to the Dreyfus Affair wide open and eventually resulted in Alfred Dreyfus getting a full pardon and a Légion d'honneur medal as an apology. The document is still considered required reading in many French schools.
5th Dec '16 12:32:58 PM Xtifr
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-->"I swear, if this turns out to be another story from the mannequin guy from ''Dr. Sex'', then I'm going to write my 34th angry letter to [[Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots Ted V. Mikels]]."

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-->"I swear, if this turns out to be another story from the mannequin guy from ''Dr. Sex'', then I'm going to write my 34th angry letter to [[Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots [[Film/GirlInGoldBoots Ted V. Mikels]]."
17th Nov '16 2:46:23 PM gemmabeta2
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** The most famous open letter in history, "J'accuse...!" ("I accuse...!") by Émile Zola did produce an effect, namely, blowing the antisemitism, incompetence, and cowardice that led to the Dreyfus Affair wide open and eventually resulted in Alfred Dreyfus getting a full pardon and a Légion d'honneur medal as an apology. The document is still considered required reading in many French schools.
24th Oct '16 7:26:29 AM tromag
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* On one episode of TheDailyShow, Samantha Bee warns that people who anger the Canadian government "might find themselves on the business end of a very sharply worded letter".
21st Oct '16 3:57:26 PM DavidBoothroyd
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** Amusingly, it so happens that Basil's original StraightMan from the first series was one Derek Knowles, who would go on to play Bernard in ''Series/YesMinister''.

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** Amusingly, it so happens that Basil's original StraightMan from the first series was one Derek Knowles, Fowlds, who would go on to play Bernard in ''Series/YesMinister''.
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