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by mongrowl
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: item3
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

item3

Still working on finding this Semiotic term, but found this site in my travels that pertains. h2g2 The first alphabet was North Semitic, and it was invented some time in the Second Millennium BC somewhere in the Middle East. It is far from clear exactly how, when or even where this happened. It may ...
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: private messages
Replies: 6
Views: 3239

private messages

Dale, What is going on? Something is very fishy. You clearly have a box somewhere. Phoney name on this list? There is no msg box annotated on your membership list. Did you remove it?? What prompted this quiery, was the question, I have, about why so many members don't choose to have boxes, Why you d...
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: datum, data
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

datum, data

About 30 years ago, everyone pronounced 'data' to rhyme with 'later'; now it seems fashionable to rhyme it with 'smarter'.
New Yorker,s (Brooklyner,s, I believe) still say "day ter".
by mongrowl
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glitch in algorithm
Replies: 15
Views: 5831

glitch in algorithm

Dale, I don't see it as a glitch, and I don't think it is worth their time to fix. So you need to do one of two things. Compose on something else than a "reply window", or snap shot your text just before hitting "submit".
by mongrowl
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: item3
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

item3

[h]FU[/h] that stands for FAIR USE The longest word with the five vowels in alphabetical order is PHRAGELLIORHYNCHUS (a protozoan) [Susan Thorpe]. A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia This datum caused me to think about how other languages "" ALPHABETICALLY "" order their vowels differently. As...
by mongrowl
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’
Replies: 20
Views: 12234

number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’

Erik, You have been very adroit, erstwhile, and erudite in defense of the English language,on how well it can be used to communicate. I am not disinterested in how well it can be used but am intent on how badly so many can and do communicate in any language, whether in English, in Mind, or otherGrok...
by mongrowl
Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’
Replies: 20
Views: 12234

number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’

1 a : the thing one intends to convey especially by language : PURPORT b : the thing that is conveyed especially by language : IMPORT 2 : something meant or intended : AIM <a mischievous meaning was apparent> 3 : significant quality; especially : implication of a hidden or special significance <a gl...
by mongrowl
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gallerist
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

gallerist

Does dropping the 'y' from gallery have any thing to do with anything? You didn't see it written, so you must have heard it dropped, which strikes me as being odd.
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Item 2
Replies: 22
Views: 8701

Item 2

Phil
Edwin Ashworth did
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by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Item 2
Replies: 22
Views: 8701

Item 2

Which particular academics do you find have made such a "pig's breakfast" of this issue? Chomsky? Derrida? Wittgenstein? Foucault? Or any of the hundreds of researchers investigating cognitive linguistics or linguistic relativism? The very notion that "meaning" is a subfunction of "definition" dese...
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Item 2
Replies: 22
Views: 8701

Item 2

Sorry Phil, How does the fact that you resolved your problem by using german distinction between { kinds } of meaning help us when we only have one kind of 'meaning'? I can't use "Bedeutungen", "Ansichten" or "Meinungen" when I am speaking english. number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’...
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Item 2
Replies: 22
Views: 8701

Item 2

Ashworth,
accept, reject, modify, or piss off
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: TSA
Replies: 5
Views: 3346

TSA

WoZ, You are in fine fettle and quick on the uptake. I wonder if "bait and switch" qualifies as another word for upsell.
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Item 2
Replies: 22
Views: 8701

Item 2

PROPOSAL----Limited additional dimensions Phil White is very good at diplomacy and reasonableness, and I regret not agreeing to approach this subject of "meaning" with a like attitude. The bald fact is that the "academics" have made a pigs breakfast of it in the first place, and we have to specify t...
by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shithook
Replies: 4
Views: 6654

shithook

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