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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #80 on: April 05, 2021, 05:33:32 pm »
Reticent instead of reluctant.

Reticent means shy, restrained, and keeping thoughts to him or herself.

 “Reticent” does not mean reluctant.  Recently they seem to be used as synonyms and some dictionaries include reticent as a synonym to reluctant.

I am very reluctant to do so though!


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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2021, 05:53:38 pm »
There are some that say, “can’t hardly.”


Hmmm

Of whom I am one. I also use "couldn't hardly" and "might could." I suspect it's a regionalism in USA English.
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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2021, 05:55:53 pm »
You've just opened my eyes to a whole new level of seeing why the English language is horrible.

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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #83 on: July 05, 2021, 09:57:44 pm »
“Completely empty” seems odd, as something is empty or it is not empty.

“Very unique” seems odd, as something is one of a kind or it is not.

“Close proximity” is redundant.


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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #84 on: July 05, 2021, 10:04:20 pm »
“12 Noon” can be simplified to “noon” as noon is at 12.

“7 a.m. in the morning” can be simplified to 7 a.m. as that time is in the morning,

“Depreciate in value.”  Well, when something depreciates, its value is reduced.  Simplify to “depreciate.”


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Be a good example of good behavior.  Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that you speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.  Serve others.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #85 on: July 07, 2021, 12:27:51 pm »
But sometimes we use these redundancies for emphasis, or as conversational grease.

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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #86 on: July 07, 2021, 02:39:45 pm »
This thread is making me cringe so hard, lol.

One thing I have issue with, and it's something you Americans seem to have invented, is the phrase: "Can I get...?" Rather than "May I have...?"

If I were serving someone and they asked me the former, I'd say: "No, but I can get it for you, now what would you like?"

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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #87 on: July 07, 2021, 04:08:04 pm »
Well that will learn you ----------
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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #88 on: July 07, 2021, 07:42:17 pm »
This thread is making me cringe so hard, lol.

One thing I have issue with, and it's something you Americans seem to have invented, is the phrase: "Can I get...?" Rather than "May I have...?"

If I were serving someone and they asked me the former, I'd say: "No, but I can get it for you, now what would you like?"

These days, we have become adapted to being ignored, due to technology such as cellphones. Normally, we have to say "Hey, can I get..." just to get their attention. Using proper manners is moot. In the case of my husband, I have to poke him just to get his attention, including during mealtime. He hears nothing while his ear buds are in, and he is either watching YouTube videos or listening to music.

Semantics? Let's argue over the definition of the word "ignorance", and whether it comes from its root word: "ignore".
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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #89 on: July 08, 2021, 07:02:29 am »
Language evolves, that is for sure.

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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #90 on: July 08, 2021, 02:09:48 pm »
         Mad versus  Angry

These two words have frequently been used interchangeably, however.....

Mad:
Mental illness, synonymous with crazy or insane

Angry:
Anger - displeasure or resentment.
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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #91 on: July 08, 2021, 03:29:12 pm »
Does this count?

The answer to "thank you" is "you are welcome". Except many now lazily reply "No! thank you," which is argumentative. It would more properly be "you are welcome, and thank you".


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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #92 on: July 08, 2021, 03:57:44 pm »
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Dear Jennifer:
Yes indeed, I agree with the word usage that you posted....

.... although, if there was a mutual favor done among two people, then a "NO! thank you" as a retort could be quite proper.
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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #93 on: July 08, 2021, 06:17:20 pm »
Some people say “irregardless” when they mean to convey “regardless.”


Some people say “not hardly” when they mean to convey “hardly.”


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Re: LETS Argue Over Semantics
« Reply #94 on: July 12, 2021, 06:54:54 pm »
I have heard a mother tell her daughter "you can marry him over my dead body". Just imagine the wedding.
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