Old Oct 18, 18, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by akl_traveller View Post
And there is a big difference between an observation and a command. "Stop!" is an imperative and an expression of authority.
No, it's not. Shouting STOP doesn't even imply authority. The manager of my company has a six year old son who often comes to the office; I quite like him. Sometimes he shouts "STOP." That hardly means that he has any authority.
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