[EVA] ADV Platinum booklets reliability
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Mon Jan 11 16:07:27 EST 2010
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Aaron Clark <aaronc1 at umbc.edu> wrote:
>> You tend to throw around the word "slander" alot.
> I don't throw it around a lot V. I use it, like any other word in the
> English language, when it is appropriate.
Actually, you *aren't* using it appropriately.
V's statements on this list would be 'libel', because they are
written; only if he had, to use your own reference, chose to audibly
'utter' those statements would they be 'slander'. The distinction goes
back at least to Blackstone.
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