I think you missed the point.It is quite clear to whom you are addressing your comment, especially when you took great pains to tell people to whom you were NOT referring. The reasonable person's standard applies very clearly here. You continued to discuss this threat WITH your subject no less.I do not agree with that.While it is true that threatening and considering are two different things, "considering" is usally something done without telling the other party. It is internal. When you let the other party know, it becomes a threat.
If I had said, "Subbrock, if you do not apologise I am going to take legal action against you" - that would be a threat of legal action.
There was never any doubt that I was considering legal action against Subbrock. My words to her were: "I was discussing this matter with another lawyer and he advised me to take legal action. I was reluctant. However, the fact that you find it funny makes me realise that I need to deeply consider his advice."
This makes it clear that I was speaking about Subbrock so I do not understand the relevance of the bolded part of your quote.