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Learn to speak english...
Offline XLORM

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Learn to speak english...

The misuse of words in the engish language is horrendous these days... here are a few examples of mistakes used in general chat...

Period of time: A period is a measurement of time... therefore you are saying time of time or period of period...

ATM Machine: ATM stands for Automatic Teller Machine... so by saying ATM Machine you are quite literally repeating yourself...

Dumb: Adjective: Lacks the ability of speech... so unless you are talking about a person who can't speak then don't use the term dumb...

Bitch: Noun: A female dog... so unless the target in question is a female dog... don't use it...

Bastard: Noun: A child born outside of wedlock... also known as the parents weren't married at the time of birth...

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I am a bastard.

Period of time ... That is correct, time is the whole in this case, not a section, or division, you're singling out the entirety of time.
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Maybe people should learn proper grammar first before not over using words. :lol:
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thats dumb :p
08 Mar 2012, 06:31 PM
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However, you can't believe that definitions of a single word in any language is static throughout it's existence. A word simply changes based on how the population uses it.

Just saying that if you use a word under the belief that it's the only correct definition because of it's original meaning you may find yourself in a strange predicament when trying to express yourself to the actual population.

So even though some words are being used wrong, the definition might be mid change. Check for updated definitions too.

But I wish people were more aware about the usage of words they were using.
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The evolution of language is fluid despite the attempt by many to make it rigid.
This is due to people generally being lazy. This is a reason why so many words have silent letters that are no longer pronounced. It is also why grammar and punctuation can change within short periods of time. Many governments try to fight this corruption of their language by teaching official version of the language but even within governments new words are created all the time.
As long as language can be understood then it has served it's purpose as a device for communication.
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i am with nukem. new words come out like every year. and if you want to stop it. Xlorm. you have no choice but to go along with it. you can't do anything about it and if you try. does "Huge population" mean anything to you?
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I agree with Nukem. Words are here for communication nothing else, as long as people understand it then it has served its purpose. :Check:
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AGREED :up:
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In spanish is the same and I agree with Nukem but sometimes some people just become really annoying when hey can't spell words than even me (a normal spanish guy who knows a crappy english) know by hard.
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SmG Nebula Wrote:does "Huge population" mean anything to you?
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There are a lot more people that don't speak English, verse people that do. Some new words come from misinterpretations.
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