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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 11-02-21, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
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."
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Old 11-02-21, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Barf. I used to get upset about misuse of "begs the question" and "in waiting."
Well, that just begs the question.
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Old 11-02-21, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Well, that just begs the question.
Don't trigger me man!
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I'm in waiting for a response to the question that was begged.
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Old 11-02-21, 07:48 AM
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I have fox on my TV. If only I could exterminate it.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I'm in waiting for a response to the question that was begged.
I did not commit petitio principii.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
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."
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I have fox on my TV. If only I could exterminate it.
You probably can through the parental controls.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
FYI. This isn't Twitter.
Posted to show the technology exists for a "smart" filter.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
FYI. This isn't Twitter.
This begs the question: is rjones28 no longer quoting my posts?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Barf. I used to get upset about misuse of "begs the question" and "in waiting."
"Unchartered territory" makes my head want to asplode.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
"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.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
I have fox on my TV. If only I could exterminate it.
How will you watch football? The World Series?
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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.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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."
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
"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.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
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.
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Bobcats? Or feral cats?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
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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