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Old 04-02-2013, 11:10 AM
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reaching for dictionary definitions=/=real life usage
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:11 AM
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reaching for dictionary definitions=/=real life usage
Belittling an actual definition does not make you right.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 AM
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Oh! Is this another one of those "I have decided this word means this instead" conversations!? Those are funny. Carry on.
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reaching for dictionary definitions=/=real life usage
That's a joke right? Because the definition of a word should dictate it's usage.
Otherwise you sound ignorant.


Whenever this stuff comes up I remember Joey from Friends.
"This is all a moo point."
"Huh? A moo point?"
"Yeah. It's like a cow's opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo."
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You know it's a slow time on the forum when we have two pages of debating what word means which parts are cut off.

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:18 AM
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Whenever this stuff comes up I remember Joey from Friends.
"This is all a moo point."
"Huh? A moo point?"
"Yeah. It's like a cow's opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo."
Love this.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:23 AM
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Whenever this stuff comes up I remember Joey from Friends.
"This is all a moo point."
"Huh? A moo point?"
"Yeah. It's like a cow's opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo."
HAHAHAHAHAHA I remember that episode. he has a good point though.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:34 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHA I remember that episode. he has a good point though.
I always remember it because my mom didn't understand how you say "moot" and said "mute." And I was like "...a what point?"
"Mute."
"...so it doesn't make any noise?"
"...that's now how you say it, is it."
"No, no it's not."

And then a week later I saw that episode and was like "HA! That's funny." LOL.



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Old 04-02-2013, 11:37 AM
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Castrate is not a male term either.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/castrate.
Oxford says its a male-only term:
http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini...ate?q=castrate

Certainly in common usage castrate refers to removal of testes, not ovaries, and historically I think it did as well.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:41 AM
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We could play this game all day!
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/castrate?s=t

Perhaps most important is to scroll down to the definition from the American Heritage Medical Dictionary.


My co-worker said the first time he heard "castrate" used in terms of a gender neutral process was on an episode of Law & Order. So Law & Order agrees too.
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