Oboogie is currently on my ignore list on this board, since I find his tendency to attribute views and opinions to me that I haven't actually expressed, and then to excoriate me on that basis, vexatious and dishonest. I have no wish to engage with him on this board (or any other), so this suits me fine.
However, I do see his comments when someone else quotes them, and I note that he hasn't kicked the habit.
I find Burchill impossible to take seriously at the best of times, but when I hear that ludicrous squeaky high-pitched voice she's just off the scale.
Oboogie, it seems, has chosen to interpret this as me cruelly mocking Burchill for something she cannot control, that is to say, her voice.
Well, yes. Mocking Burchill I certainly am. I say that I find her impossible to take seriously at the best of times. And I make no apology for that - the woman's output is for the most part totally absurd. But Burchill's voice simply compounds my low opinion of Burchill, it is not the source of it, and I mention it merely in passing. I'd still find her absurd, and ripe for mockery, if her voice were otherwise.
So, not for the first time, Oboogie has put forward a wilful misinterpretation of what I said, and chosen to criticise me on that spurious basis.
I have no doubt that on past form, Oboogie would love to argue the toss on this, even having had his misrepresentation pointed out to him. But I know that it's pointless to ask him to withdraw or apologise, as he completely lacks the grace to so.
So he stays firmly on my ignore list, having confirmed the wisdom of my decision to place him there. But I thought that I should point out what I actually
said, as opposed to what Oboogie chooses to interpret, to the rest of the board.