Regarding Barbara Camwell Barbara Camwell Ness and Mary McGrannanhans motives, I think Vaknin describes the pathology at play best when he said : Language is a weapon of self defense. It's used to fend off, hide and evade, avoid, disguise, shift semantics, say nothing at length, use evasive syntax, disguise the source of information, talk 'at' others and lecture, use their own private language, emphasizes their conspiracy theories, rumors and phobias. Language is not to communicate but obscure, not to share but to abstain, to disagree without incurring wrath, to criticize without committment, agree without appearing to do so. Language is a weapon, an asset, a piece of lethal property, a mistress to be gang-raped. Language is a lover, composition but not content.' Thanks Sam! I think that about covers it.