this is why i don't like analyzing things

mainly, because i can't understand half of what's being said. although i do agree with jeff's intentionalist views; which, as far as i can make out, means that any writing/argument/etc. has only the meaning that author intended for it to have, and not any other potential meanings that people might be able to wrangle out of it (see his post here on curious george). for example, when i say that i don't like illegal immigrants, it doesn't mean that i'm racist or xenophobic, it means that i don't like illegal immigrants; nothing more, and nothing less.

and remember: you can't spell "analyze" without "anal."