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MoAlpha 11-02-21 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22292398)
A reporter on NPR the other day pronounced hyperbole as hyperbowl.

I was shocked.

Barf. I used to get upset about misuse of "begs the question" and "in waiting."

Mojo31 11-02-21 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22292752)
Barf. I used to get upset about misuse of "begs the question" and "in waiting."

Well, that just begs the question.

MoAlpha 11-02-21 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292754)
Well, that just begs the question.

Don't trigger me man!

Mojo31 11-02-21 07:45 AM

I'm in waiting for a response to the question that was begged. :innocent:

BillyD 11-02-21 07:48 AM

I have fox on my TV. If only I could exterminate it.

MoAlpha 11-02-21 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292772)
I'm in waiting for a response to the question that was begged. :innocent:

I did not commit petitio principii.

Mojo31 11-02-21 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22292777)
I did not commit petitio principii.

As Bruce Thompson once said, "Since common usage is the only criterion for correct usage, it is pointless to complain that this new usage is incorrect."

Mojo31 11-02-21 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22292776)
I have fox on my TV. If only I could exterminate it.

You probably can through the parental controls.

MoAlpha 11-02-21 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292780)
As Bruce Thompson once said, "Since common usage is the only criterion for correct usage, it is pointless to complain that this new usage is incorrect."

In my opinion, this corruption robs a term of a unique and important referent, substituting a mundane and redundant one. This is not a neutral change of usage, it is the destruction of language.

Velo Vol 11-02-21 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22292741)
FYI. This isn't Twitter.

Posted to show the technology exists for a "smart" filter.

Velo Vol 11-02-21 08:11 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22292741)
FYI. This isn't Twitter.

This begs the question: is rjones28 no longer quoting my posts?

indyfabz 11-02-21 08:11 AM

lplo

indyfabz 11-02-21 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22292752)
Barf. I used to get upset about misuse of "begs the question" and "in waiting."

"Unchartered territory" makes my head want to asplode.

big john 11-02-21 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22292747)
We have fox in our urban back yard on a regular basis. Never seen a bobcat anywhere.

I'm sure bobcats are way more common out here than fox are. When I've seen the cats it's usually in the hills around the city where they get desensitized to humans.

big john 11-02-21 08:21 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22292794)
In my opinion, this corruption robs a term of a unique and important referent, substituting a mundane and redundant one. This is not a neutral change of usage, it is the destruction of language.

On tv nobody says "affected" anymore. It's always "impacted".
And apparently "irregardless" is now a real word.

big john 11-02-21 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22292802)
"Unchartered territory" makes my head want to asplode.

I think when people use the term "woke" to try and insult someone it makes them sound stupid.

LAJ 11-02-21 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22292776)
I have fox on my TV. If only I could exterminate it.

How will you watch football? The World Series?

big john 11-02-21 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22292813)
How will you watch football? The World Series?

Just exterminate the Fox "News" Network and keep the local affiliate.

Oh, and the NHRA is on FS1.

Mojo31 11-02-21 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22292804)
I'm sure bobcats are way more common out here than fox are. When I've seen the cats it's usually in the hills around the city where they get desensitized to humans.

There is a local mup that lots of cyclists use for fitness rides since it is a five mile stretch through the woods with no cross streets, development or outlets. Lots of bobcats roam the area, but they are really acclimated to the people. They used to make me nervous, but now I just give them some space. Once I rode onto a bridge and a cat was walking on it toward me. We both just moved over and waived.

MoAlpha 11-02-21 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22292809)
On tv nobody says "affected" anymore. It's always "impacted".
And apparently "irregardless" is now a real word.

These battles were lost decades ago, but I'm still annoyed by the use of "leverage" as a verb except in the technical sense from finance and "parameter" to mean "limit" or "definition."

Mojo31 11-02-21 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22292794)
In my opinion, this corruption robs a term of a unique and important referent, substituting a mundane and redundant one. This is not a neutral change of usage, it is the destruction of language.

Arguably, there have been very many examples of that over time. You are not wrong in any event. Unfortunately, most people don't care.

LAJ 11-02-21 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22292815)
Just exterminate the Fox "News" Network and keep the local affiliate.

Oh, and the NHRA is on FS1.



Ahh. I get it now.

I knew the Trucks and NHRA were on FS1, but I'm certain Billy could give two ***** about those, hence my silence in that regard.

rjones28 11-02-21 08:41 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22292802)
"Unchartered territory" makes my head want to asplode.

I wonder if Gilligan's Island was on the map. If not, they landed in uncharted territory. But it was not unchartered.

Velo Vol 11-02-21 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22292822)
There is a local mup that lots of cyclists use for fitness rides since it is a five mile stretch through the woods with no cross streets, development or outlets. Lots of bobcats roam the area, but they are really acclimated to the people. They used to make me nervous, but now I just give them some space. Once I rode onto a bridge and a cat was walking on it toward me. We both just moved over and waived.

wut

Bobcats? Or feral cats?

rjones28 11-02-21 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22292809)
On tv nobody says "affected" anymore. It's always "impacted".
And apparently "irregardless" is now a real word.

I first noticed this in corporate correspondence. I think it originated because somebody didn't know the correct usage of affect and effect. Also, impact sounds more active.


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