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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Jan 12, 2021 at 9:48 AM.
Anyone know who coined the phrase “coined the phrase?”
I've never once heard anyone use the term "begs the question" properly.
Today, the plumber fitting our bathroom said "irregardless". And without a single hint of irony.
This is good, but I would amend it slightly - Teaching, done well, is not strictly subject based.
About two years ago I was teaching a class and one of the participants was an old friend who I had not seen in at least three or four years. After one of the sessions, he came to me and said the most peculiar thing... which I was not expecting at all... "It's good to sit under your teaching again. I had forgot how much of a master teacher you are."
My jaw just about dropped, and it was exceedingly difficult for me to receive the compliment.
I don't share that as a brag, but just to say... for me... effective teaching is knowledge+compassion+connection. If I'm unable to get all three of those going, it feels ineffective.
Several years ago, I had a boss who was very up himself, a bit of a narcissist, who considered himself much better than all around him.
Frequently, he would butcher the English language with, "to be Pacific", "that's a mute point", and (my absolute favourite) "a bit of a damp squid".
No-one, not one single person, ever corrected him. Most of my colleagues were foolishly in awe of this person and just assumed he was saying it correctly. As for me, I just laughed inwardly. Actually, maybe they were all doing the same. Either way, I was hugely entertained imagining various project outcomes as "damp squids", wondering whether there was ever any other sort of squid.
Non-damp squid (like eating salted rubber bands):
That ship sailed. It's in the dictionary, and not as slang.
Dictionaries are becoming entirely too democratic these days. Populist lexicographers make me despair.
Seriously? But as a word it makes no sense.
Mmm, tasty. Well done for finding non-damp squid. I'm impressed.
One that people use all the time (even the COO of the last company I worked for), especially in email is "In regards to" when they should be using "with regard to"
I don't think there is a way to say "begs the question" properly. It's "begging the question"... it means supporting your conclusion with your premise... or something.
That doesn't "jive" with my recollection.
When I was a young kid, I thought things could be “enough to make a parson square” :/
Where you at?
I'm thinking of the Franklin mint that makes coins of great expense and no value.
The recent New Years episode spewing pandemicisms was dull though.
Like NY sang: Maybe in a year or two we could laugh, and let it all out.
I have never used the phrase, either in context or out of context.
I often read claims that we all like the music of our teen coming of age years.
I have little or no interest in that music.
Language usage however, I do have a strong period preference for, but it's a little earlier than my teens when it was getting updated in ways I like less than the '50s era dictionaries are based on.
Seems like the changes have been happening all along though?