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  •  English is so horribly ambiguous (3+ / 0-)
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    R30A, wwmiv, davybaby

    in how its diction is popularly used. I recc'd both of your comments because let's face it: we have a language where 'literally' means "exactly as is said/written" and "for emphasis" in the popular meaning. >_<

    I seriously wish we had something more like l'Académie Française that also tried to incorporate new meanings/understandings to words. It's just ridiculous when we all speak the same language yet can't understand each other precisely. I'm not presupposing that David meant something different than abuts, but... /ends rant

    •  I'm fine with admitting that language (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      will be defined where it lives--among the people who use it.

      27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14). Also at http://xenocrypt.blogspot.com.

      by Xenocrypt on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:33:44 PM PDT

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