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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Jan 12, 2021 at 9:48 AM.

  1. Euphonica

    Euphonica Tele-Meister

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    Anyone know who coined the phrase “coined the phrase?”
     
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    I've never once heard anyone use the term "begs the question" properly.
     
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    Today, the plumber fitting our bathroom said "irregardless". And without a single hint of irony.
     
  4. TheGoodTexan

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    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.
     
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    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.

    :D
     
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    Non-damp squid (like eating salted rubber bands):

    [​IMG]
     
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    That ship sailed. It's in the dictionary, and not as slang.
     
  8. David Barnett

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    Dictionaries are becoming entirely too democratic these days. Populist lexicographers make me despair.
     
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    Seriously? But as a word it makes no sense. :(
     
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    Mmm, tasty. Well done for finding non-damp squid. I'm impressed.
     
  11. davidge1

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    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"
     
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    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.
     
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    That doesn't "jive" with my recollection.
     
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    When I was a young kid, I thought things could be “enough to make a parson square” :/
     
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    Where you at?
     
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    I'm thinking of the Franklin mint that makes coins of great expense and no value.
     
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    Fun entertainment.
    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.
     
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    I have never used the phrase, either in context or out of context.
     
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    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?
     
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