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by mongrowl
Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’
Replies: 20
Views: 12291

number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’

Perhaps we should adjust your contention as follows: "People do not have sense, words do." chuckle, Yes Phil. You are quite correct, except that this is not as academic as you want to keep it. I am a "Johnny One Note" on this for a reason. You have given me a much better way to make my point, with ...
by mongrowl
Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’
Replies: 20
Views: 12291

number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’

As a blanket statement it strikes me as fallacious, although it may occasional have some relevance, such as in this instance. I think if it were preceded by an apt qualifier such as ‘sometimes words alone do not convey their full meaning’ I might find it less repugnant. As is the case with most lib...
by mongrowl
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Item
Replies: 3
Views: 3341

Item

WoZ, or other Aussi, Could this forum get a brief, but informative, description of what was proposed, how "speech was effected", and what ever resolution was made, if it won't be too embarrassing. IN ref to------ Protesters win key changes on religious hate laws By Jason Beattie, Evening Standard 7 ...
by mongrowl
Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: couples
Replies: 39
Views: 30208

couples

Perhaps AENamer is not being clear because he is trying to be polite. Perhaps he is aware of this logic.---- Again, the grammarians demonstrate that precision within 'a' syntax render themselves inadequate in the use of logic. Con"form"ance prevents clarity of the content. "Awakening" is of a short ...
by mongrowl
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

And if your ‘clarity’ of discourse is any example of what adherence to your philosophy of language produces – count me out! Ken, has it occurred to you that you counted yourself out a long time ago when you quit thinking new thoughts and saying new things?? If White can understand me, then you coul...
by mongrowl
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

Now either you want us to look carefully at what is happening to language, to be aware of changes and discrepancies in usage, or you don't. Which is it to be? AH! GEE Whizzz Phil, You are so damn reasonable! I usually lance boils with my jabs, but with you, I get oil on the waters and clarity of th...
by mongrowl
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

Ken,
Do you have anything intelligent to say about
IDIOMS, IDIOMATIC expressions, or the coinage of the term 'IDIOMACY'??
Lneil
by mongrowl
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

Phil, basically I concur with your evaluation of General Semantics. Although it is inadequate, it has some extremely valuable tenets that would expand someone's ability to think clearly. However, to get back to THIS thread's SUBJECT . FULL FLESH--------- Googling this phrase yields many hits but few...
by mongrowl
Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OK, WoZ, but this is strickedly 'Entre nous'. xxxxx The "OWNED", in pre-owned, and post-owned are two different "owns". A previous hobby horse of mine was General Semantics which I still take seriously. One of its basic tenets is that any two instants of a word can not mean the sa...
by mongrowl
Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

By the way, when you force us to guess at what you mean when you use a given word in a non-standard manner, aren't you compelling us to step just as lively to your tune? Erik, This is silly. Of course I want you to try hard to guess what I mean. I do not want you to hear my words and set your meani...
by mongrowl
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

Ken, Please don't order me around. If you think I will step lively to your tune, you are mistaken.
Lneil
by mongrowl
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

Erik, Please consider----
Etymology: Middle English sugre, sucre, from Middle French sucre, from Medieval Latin zuccarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Skt sarkarA; akin to Sanskrit sarkara pebble
by mongrowl
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

Whups!!! Either something is wrong with my ISP,s Google interface, or Google is cheating. Cause, I had boku pages that were non existant, when I went to page over to them in my browser. I keep getting only two pages, over and over no matter how many times I try.
by mongrowl
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics
Replies: 38
Views: 15076

Full-blown 'idiomacy' and General Semantics

Erik, Ken, admit it. You guys haven't enjoyed lambasting someone this much, in a long time!! Actually , the word I failed to remember till now was "sucre". I didn't get to the secound page of hits because I was hung up a bit on a discussion forum that I am sure you will find some like minded Grammar...