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Old 10-26-2009, 01:39 PM
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As long as I get the gist of what someone is saying I figure that is all that is important.
I disagree. The gist will become less and less of a gist, as the language erodes more and more. The incredible expressiveness of our language will deteriorate and it no longer will be expressive and the gist will get lost. That is what can happen and has happened in the Latin language, as an example.

I think the English language is beautiful, the most expressive, has the most intricate meanings and the smallest nuances to vary a meaning, that it is a shame to let it erode and fall apart. I love the way language works. I wish I had a better command of it. I hope, as generations go on, that it doesn't become a waste land of slop.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:24 PM
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You know what bugs me? I use "..." a lot when I'm typing. And I hate it, LMAO. But it fits in so many places!
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:27 PM
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"I could care less" drives me bat **** crazy. So you're telling me that you actually care? If you don't care, you should be saying, "I couldn't care less."

Saying "like" every fourth word (or more frequently).

Beginning a statement with "I mean" when you have not actually said anything yet. Example:

Questioner: "Would you tell us how you feel about the situation?"
Answerer: "I mean, you know, like I don't understand how like a person could um like not feel this way about the um like ah I mean the situation is bad."
lol everytime Hyia says keeewwwwl (cool) I ask her for 5 words. IT has become one of her more favorite word games. SHe had some saved up for me from class, even had them written down so she wouldn't forget. Exotic however didn't really work for native things.

IF I am reading it in a book or magazine then i think it is out of bounds because it should have been proofed out but on a forum to me it is different. WE write our replies as if we were speaking and for many I doubt they go back and proof read their replies. I know I don't so I don't expect anyone else to. Maybe I am just bad.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:31 PM
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Jenna gets "challenge words" from her phonics specialist. Last week it was "subtle". I kept using it and she kept saying, "huh?"

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Well, I still find the word "yummy" when used by an adult TO another adult repulsively puerile.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:16 PM
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the only thing that bugs me is

Me: Do you mind if I sit here?
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yes, so you do mind... and you dont want me to sit here?
but they mean Yes, I can sit there.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:26 PM
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Yes, but why are people who are forming an opinion or evalutation by discerning and comparing called "judgmental" as though its a politically incorrect thing to do? It is used that way a lot....with disdain that someone is "judgmental." How dare they be? LOL.
Yah but it's the way they discern and compare. You can't form an opinion without comparing it to something. However, usually people labeled as 'judgemental' are forming snap, uneducated/biased opinions.


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Well, I still find the word "yummy" when used by an adult TO another adult repulsively puerile.
Oh that reminds me. The word 'tummy' instead of stomach, or 'preggers' or 'preggo' (sounds like a spaghetti sauce) instead of pregnant, irk me. There's a few more but those are the ones that come to mind immediately.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:44 PM
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However, usually people labeled as 'judgemental' are forming snap, uneducated/biased opinions.
Yes, that's what I mean...skipping over valid weighing and measuring and jumping to a conclusion. So, they're called judgmental. But judgmental doesn't mean coming to a judgment blindly, with no comparing, no valid process of coming to an opinion. They didn't judge at all. They skipped over leaps of logic. So, to me, that's not being judgmental. That's just jumping to conclusions without any substance.

On the other side of the coin, people who have reasons for their opinions, who compared and thought things through are called judgmental AS THOUGH they did something wrong....just because they may have an opinion that is not popular.

So, the word, to my way of thinking (my judgment...lol) is not being used correctly in some cases. For example....I've been called judgmental for criticising CM's methods. "You're bashing and judgmental." It's as though my conclusions are baseless, prejudice and not viable. That's the tone I get with the word, "judgmental." Maybe I've misconstrued. Maybe they're saying that I have looked at many angles, compared, thought things through and I've made a judgment or an opinion. Well, duh...yes, I have. Rffffff.
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