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to beg the question

 
 
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 03:59 pm
@roger,
Quote:
Just because most people use it incorrectly doesn't make it right.


Another bit of prescriptive nonsense, Roger. In English, there are so many words and phrases that have acquired secondary meanings, many that you use.

Why aren't you tracking down all those people who are using them incorrectly? Someone has to save the language. Might as well be you.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 04:05 pm
@JTT,
I'm sure you know what you mean when you say what you say. Does anyone else?
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 04:18 pm
@roger,
Quote:
I'm sure you know what you mean when you say what you say. Does anyone else?


Then it is incumbent upon you to find out, Roger, for the workings of language aren't the simplistic thoughts and ideas you're probably used to.

The study of language is rocket science and it is of no help to introduce errant prescriptions.

Have you not noticed the limited number of "problem" words/phrases - out of the thousands upon thousands of word/phrase changes - that prescriptivists whine about? The reason, there are no original thinkers among the prescriptivist gang.They simply repeat these bits of nonsense over and over again.



JTT
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 05:10 pm
@fansy,
Your proposal begs the question whether a change is needed at all.

Your proposal demands/makes it imperative that we question whether a change is needed at all.
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2009 07:47 pm
@JTT,
Quote:
over and over again.


like tautology

only more blood curdlingly risible

words mean what people think they mean

i think repetition is repetitious
JTT
 
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Reply Thu 26 Nov, 2009 10:47 am
@oolongteasup,
Quote:
over and over again.


I actually forgot a couple of over's, Oo.

over and over and over and over again.

Note that 'over again' wouldn't work in this situation.

" They just repeat over again."

Often repetition is emphatic.
oolongteasup
 
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Reply Thu 26 Nov, 2009 08:28 pm
@JTT,
Quote:
Often repetition is emphatic


'often repetition' where do you come- uppance with these inadvertent one- liners

the emphasis may be on figures of repetition , lettuce not forget metaplasmic figures like the 'thes' in epenthesis

however i'm so anti-neologismic i'd rather we all just grunt

figures of speech tables attached for the adventurous

http://www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/williams/figofspe.htm

with feeling
epenthesis
 
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Reply Thu 26 Nov, 2009 09:20 pm
@oolongteasup,
Quote:
metaplasmic figures like the 'thes' in epenthesis


how dare you smirch my good name with your rancid sardine on it humour

this is the sort of nonsense up with which i will not put
solipsister
 
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Reply Thu 26 Nov, 2009 09:52 pm
@epenthesis,
Quote:
this is the sort of nonsense


you unutterably innefable three timing sibilant

trying to emale yourself between oolongteasup and myself

oo call me

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