I think you are right that we had to stop the discussion "Stubborn horse" with Candi because it is going to escalate. I wonder what the language contributes to this escalation. I am Swiss with German as maternal language, working in the Italian speaking part of my country. After ten years my Italian is not bad but I always say that I have difficulty to understand the meaning between the lines. You can say something in a certain manner, or another, changing the meaning. (If we could see each other our body language would certainly help.) I also wonder whether it could be helpful to have access to our profiles to be able to judge the partner in discussion. Anyway, we have to accept the different kinds of English. In medicine you say that the common language is broken English.