In my experience, specifications are not about common sense, figuring it out, and connotation. Specifications are about declaration, clarity, and denotation.
Yes, I understand that no spec is perfect, and that many are steaming piles meeting none of the criteria I just mentioned, but that doesn't alter the goal. A spec can always be made better by revising with these things in mind, given the input of consumers of the spec. This is what a process of communication is all about, and specifications are intended as a form of communication.
You SHOULD read it immediately.
So you can delegate your torment to the next loud mouth? ;-)
Not delegation. Assimilation. We've already lured fellow author Christian Crumlish into the collective.
Hokay. I see resistance is futile. I'll read the spec.