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by mongrowl
Sun May 15, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: General Semantics, postmodernism and Wordwizard
Replies: 35
Views: 13974

General Semantics, postmodernism and Wordwizard

Thankyou Che, both for the clear delineation for pmdigi, and providing the sources that allow me to actually categorize my orientation as "post modern". I do this while also claiming to be conservative(real)republican, and not one of the selfish reptiles or other denizens that have taken over that p...
by mongrowl
Sun May 15, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is there a word that means "hurting oneself by helping other
Replies: 10
Views: 5201

Is there a word that means "hurting oneself by helping other

I don't think this is what you want, but it sounds akin to a phrase now current that "No good deed goes unpunished".
by mongrowl
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: New ROOTs?
Replies: 20
Views: 5321

New ROOTs?

We are here to learn, aren't we? Hans Joerg Rothenberger I am not so sure. "Learning" what? Old stuff, or New stuff. Form or Function? Is it learning or training? I am getting to be only mildly interested in this forum's raison d'ete. I begin to wonder if this love of a language is more of the stag...
by mongrowl
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Mother of All Etymologies
Replies: 33
Views: 12538

Mother of All Etymologies

Spiritus, thank you for being supportive. I just wanted to be helpful and assist you in your inquiries. I hope some use was found in one of those cites and none of them is associated with me. I have concluded that I am more of a synthesizer than an analyzer, where I am inclined to try and connect an...
by mongrowl
Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Mother of All Etymologies
Replies: 33
Views: 12538

Mother of All Etymologies

WOW!! GEEZ? That isn't in a very good SPIRITUS. Another good PIVOT SITE SHOWING PHOENICIAN INFLUENCE Phoenician words are found in Greek and Latin classical literature as well as in Egyptian, Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic and Hebrew writings. The language is written with a 22-character alphabet that doe...
by mongrowl
Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Mother of All Etymologies
Replies: 33
Views: 12538

Mother of All Etymologies

Unless you are just phishing, thease sites may be in your interests. TOWER OF BABEL SAMPLE: If the same remains were dug up in India, China or Africa, you can bet that the so-called Indo-European roots in many dictionaries would be traced back to ancient forms of Sanskrit, Sino-Tibetan or Nilo-Sahar...
by mongrowl
Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day
Replies: 23
Views: 10417

tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day

Dale, I don't think anyone but me will try to explain that, so here goes one last time. HERE is a Semiotic reference to the basics of "IDENTIFICATION". Start reading about half way down the page where it shows the picture of a cow, that is labled "this is not a cow".
by mongrowl
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day
Replies: 23
Views: 10417

tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day

It is quite simple, Phil. Person-el(sic)references in the second person are on a first name basis, while person-el(sic)references in the third person are on a last name basis. Verstain? As for the rest of your post, I acknowledge your sarcastic complaint that I am not polite enough for what you thin...
by mongrowl
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day
Replies: 23
Views: 10417

tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day

Russ, In a way, I think you are proving my point. You are implying your orientation that something CAN BE optimized to the point of "no further improvement or compensation". Even crow bars can be lighter.
by mongrowl
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day
Replies: 23
Views: 10417

tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day

Sorry Edwin, your explanation is not incorrect, it is just not sufficient. Dale, your question is pertinent.White said "I never claimed that German, or English for that matter, forces a binary perception of reality, indeed I strongly reject the idea." He then expressed the view that Germans too quic...
by mongrowl
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day
Replies: 23
Views: 10417

tomorrow is another day / tomorrow is a new day

perSAPIR The fact of the matter is that the “real world” is to a large extent unconsciously built up on the language habits of the group . . . We see and hear and otherwise experience<font color="red"> very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of i...
by mongrowl
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: jargon, gobbledygook, weasel words, doublespeak, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 6443

jargon, gobbledygook, weasel words, doublespeak, etc.

Sorry WoZ, but no, I can not support your point that to obfuscate, confuse, lie, and steal needs the help of recognizably stupid words. No special words are needed to confuse and distort the truth. It is much better if those who are trying to do so can be recognized for what they are doing. Those wh...
by mongrowl
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: avatar
Replies: 25
Views: 7926

avatar

Guy,s, don,t loose your moorings. The map is not the country. Not only is Avatar fictional, it is only an appearance. The "appearance" of either person or 'bot' is one,s and zero,s or virtual. You can have an appearance, you can take an appearance, you can do a lot of things to an appearance, except...
by mongrowl
Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: jargon, gobbledygook, weasel words, doublespeak, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 6443

jargon, gobbledygook, weasel words, doublespeak, etc.

Well, it didn't take that long for Big Brother to muscle in on some one else's topic. Then, ask after wards "if that's ok?" Instead of setting up some way to bracket his changes to the subject like I suggested in Comments and Suggestions It did no good that WoZ had agreed with me that it was not a g...
by mongrowl
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: understand
Replies: 9
Views: 4856

understand

TRY WWW here or

We come together. Some say war. Raise banner for war.Some say Peace. Raise Symbol of Peace. Some say Flee. Who would war, go stand with Banner. Who would Welcome, stand under Symbol. Those who would flee, then run.