Dictionaries literally have no purpose anymore

User avatar
robertdguthrie
Posts: 3075
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:06 pm
Platform: Mac
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Contact:

Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:13 pm Post

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... definition

:evil: Why don't we just stop using words altogether. :(
Often wrong, rarely in doubt.
Time for a change... I'm now rdale; same dog-avatar, same dog... channel?

User avatar
AmberV
Posts: 23934
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:30 am
Platform: Mac + Linux
Location: Ourense, Galiza
Contact:

Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:25 pm Post

I literally explode with rage whenever someone misuses this word.
.:.
Ioa Petra'ka
“Whole sight, or all the rest is desolation.” —John Fowles

User avatar
Fluff
Posts: 1523
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: On the Astral Plane with Pangur bán

Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:13 pm Post

Sent from Pangur ban's Astral iPad

User avatar
garpu
Posts: 2026
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:38 pm
Platform: Linux

Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:55 pm Post

AmberV wrote:I literally explode with rage whenever someone misuses this word.


Does this mean that they'll have to hose bits of Ioa out of an apartment?
Slackware-current 64-bit, XFCE

User avatar
Fluff
Posts: 1523
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: On the Astral Plane with Pangur bán

Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:13 pm Post

"garpu wrote:
"Does this mean that they'll have to hose bits of Ioa out of an apartment?"
Mistress garpu, do you mean, 'literally', or literally
Fluff
Sent from Pangur ban's Astral iPad

User avatar
nom
Posts: 1911
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:02 am
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:27 pm Post

Fluff wrote:Emily says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai_VHZq_7eU

Fluff


Nice link. I now know to blame Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Alexander Pope and James Joyce for this literary abomination.
But...
<sigh>
...it is, literally, hard to argue with Dickens, Bronte and Twain.
Complete and utter NOMsense.
Image

User avatar
Juddbert
Posts: 1099
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 2:08 pm
Platform: Mac
Location: Penzance, Cornwall, UK

Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:56 am Post

nom wrote:
Fluff wrote:Emily says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai_VHZq_7eU

Fluff


Nice link. I now know to blame Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Alexander Pope and James Joyce for this literary abomination.
But...
<sigh>
...it is, literally, hard to argue with Dickens, Bronte and Twain.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Can't write right. Don't care neither. Er...either.

Scrivener 3.1.1 on macOS 10.14.
Occasional player of the old Scappleodium...

User avatar
Fluff
Posts: 1523
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: On the Astral Plane with Pangur bán

Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:29 am Post

nom wrote:..it is, literally, hard to argue with Dickens, Bronte and Twain.
Not for an obtuse, Scottish Aussie canine like you, it isn't!! :shock: You could argue the tootie off Confucius!!
Fluff
Sent from Pangur ban's Astral iPad

PJ
PJS
Posts: 1184
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:05 pm
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: Upstate New York

Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:53 pm Post

OMG!!!

This whole discussion is, like, you know, awesome!!!

I mean, really really awesome.

ps
You can't conquer stupid — or cure it — with more stupid.

User avatar
Fluff
Posts: 1523
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: On the Astral Plane with Pangur bán

Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:59 pm Post

PJS wrote:I mean, really really awesome.
like, literally! really really?

Fluff (literally!... see avatar). :wink:
Sent from Pangur ban's Astral iPad

PJ
PJS
Posts: 1184
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:05 pm
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: Upstate New York

Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:41 pm Post

Fluff wrote:like, literally! really really?


IMHO, awesomely.

ps
You can't conquer stupid — or cure it — with more stupid.

User avatar
robertdguthrie
Posts: 3075
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:06 pm
Platform: Mac
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Contact:

Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:37 pm Post

PJS wrote:This whole discussion is, like, you know, awesome!!!

I mean, really really awesome.


That's awful. :wink:
Often wrong, rarely in doubt.
Time for a change... I'm now rdale; same dog-avatar, same dog... channel?

User avatar
Fluff
Posts: 1523
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: On the Astral Plane with Pangur bán

Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:43 pm Post

Master Bob, do you mean aweful?
Fluff
Sent from Pangur ban's Astral iPad

User avatar
robertdguthrie
Posts: 3075
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:06 pm
Platform: Mac
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Contact:

Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:24 pm Post

There ain't no such word, Fluff. I'm surprised at you, a cat of your education and breeding. :shock:

It has come to this, opposites described by the same word, dogs and cats commenting in the same thread. Anarchy!
Often wrong, rarely in doubt.
Time for a change... I'm now rdale; same dog-avatar, same dog... channel?

User avatar
Fluff
Posts: 1523
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:48 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: On the Astral Plane with Pangur bán

Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:02 pm Post

Master Bob! If you want to play with words, you have to play by the rules, or, make them up on the fly, whichever is the easiest for you. However, one of the Merriam Webster, Ask The editor, thingies, states that: If Fluff uses a word, it is a word, whether it is a word or not.

Unfortunately, Scriv's forums being egalitarian, we have to allow the stinking canines to state their cases... however rubbishy they may be.

Orsum Fluff
Sent from Pangur ban's Astral iPad