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post #721 of 1099
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Adding words to the English language is nothing new.  Horace Walpole is credited with adding many words using portmanteau techniques.  Serendipity is a famous example.  Lewis Carroll did it as well.

"Craptacular" and "shart" are two lesser known examples.

post #722 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

"Craptacular" and "shart" are two lesser known examples.

 

How do you distinguish the liquid and the solid states? Or is the solid form "Craptacular"? :yucky:

post #723 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

How do you distinguish the liquid and the solid states? Or is the solid form "Craptacular"? :yucky:

Well I'd say the presence of either liquid or solid materials moves it into the category of "shart".

post #724 of 1099
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Adding words to the English language is nothing new.  Horace Walpole is credited with adding many words using portmanteau techniques.  Serendipity is a famous example.  Lewis Carroll did it as well.

 

Any active language is dynamic.  The world changes and language changes with it.  Latin is used for legal, scientific and medical purposes for the very reason that it doesn't change.  There is no worry that the meaning for a word today will be different tomorrow because of a slang bastardization.  

 

On this line, I have long lamented the loss of a wonderful word.  That word is "gay".  Gay is supposed to be a homogeneous mix of happy, carefree, lighthearted.  It is a very specific description of a personality or character which has nothing to do with homosexuality, yet it has been stolen from the language, and there is really no appropriate synonym to replace it with.  

post #725 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

This is kind of my point.  You're not going to get very far picking on people for incorrectly using the word "dumb."  Nor are you going to get very far picking on people for incorrectly using the word "average."  And while words like "doh," which I remember was added to the dictionary in the last decade or so, and "swag," which Brandon mentioned earlier, may sound stupid to some of us, isn't it likely that it's more of an evolution of language than a "dumbing down" of society?

When I was a kid in 80's, I remember us, as a generation, popularizing words like "awesome," "gnarly," and "rad" for our own bastardized definitions as well.  Certainly, every generation has words like that, going all the way back to the beginning of spoken language, right?

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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

Adding words to the English language is nothing new.  Horace Walpole is credited with adding many words using portmanteau techniques.  Serendipity is a famous example.  Lewis Carroll did it as well.

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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Any active language is dynamic.  The world changes and language changes with it.  Latin is used for legal, scientific and medical purposes for the very reason that it doesn't change.  There is no worry that the meaning for a word today will be different tomorrow because of a slang bastardization.  

On this line, I have long lamented the loss of a wonderful word.  That word is "gay".  Gay is supposed to be a homogeneous mix of happy, carefree, lighthearted.  It is a very specific description of a personality or character which has nothing to do with homosexuality, yet it has been stolen from the language, and there is really no appropriate synonym to replace it with.  

I have no issue with adding colours to the palette of our language, but I don't want to lose the colours we already have.
post #726 of 1099

@Ernest Jones ,

 

You spelled "colors" incorrectly. ;-) 

post #727 of 1099
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

@Ernest Jones
 ,

You spelled "colors" incorrectly. a2_wink.gif  

Don't even get me started on that... f3_laugh.gif
post #728 of 1099
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

@Ernest Jones ,

 

You spelled "colors" incorrectly. ;-) 

 

Both spellings are correct, he can spell it "colors" or "colours". Colours is just used primarily outside the United States. So since our friend is from that country up north, I guess we can let it slide. :beer:

post #729 of 1099
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

Both spellings are correct, he can spell it "colors" or "colours". Colours is just used primarily outside the United States. So since our friend is from that country up north, I guess we can let it slide. c2_beer.gif
The King's English man, the King's English!
post #730 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post


The King's English man, the King's English!


Queen. The Queen's English. ;-)

post #731 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


Queen. The Queen's English. a2_wink.gif
I'm old fashioned.
post #732 of 1099
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 We had a 6 hour round Sat, due to the group in front, husband was giving lesions to his wife.

 

I'm thinking that maybe they need to see a doctor after the round... or maybe a divorce lawyer. :blink:

post #733 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
 

 

I'm thinking that maybe they need to see a doctor after the round... or maybe a divorce lawyer. :blink:

LMAO, hate that dam word!

post #734 of 1099
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Originally Posted by hacker101 View Post
 

LMAO, hate that dam word!

 

As in that damning damming Hoover Dam?

post #735 of 1099
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Originally Posted by luu5 View Post
 

 

As in that damning damming Hoover Dam?

I was wondering if any one would catch that?

post #736 of 1099

I left that saevel25's "where"/"were" for someone else...

post #737 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post
 

Irregardless is a ridiculous "word". 

 

It literally means..."without without regard". Nice double negative...it's like irrespectiveless. Doesn't make sense, does it?

 

I hate when people use it. Same with "I could care less." REALLY? How much less could you care? 

 

/rant

 

 

Great way of remembering: 'I could care more, but I couldn't care less.'

post #738 of 1099

It's not really a spelling or grammar error, but…

 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

There is a fundamental difference between this thread and the 65-25-15 ratio thread that a lot of people are blurring or missing completely, I have been guilty of this too.

They are very different threads with different points. The ratio thread is about the relative difficulty in execution and why you should allocate practice time accordingly (absent any glaring weaknesses). This thread is about scoring impact. They both lead you to the same place for the most part but for very different reasons. They should be, and are, different debates.

 

For those who want to give 105%, let's give it up for @Ernest Jones!

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