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Re: Word of Today

Jag - you might be looking for misunderstanding. I know I can come out as confrontational when I am not being confrontational, you come across unpalatably patronizing sometimes, we all probably do.

I am pointing out our fab ability to not understand not only to others but also oneself, the constructive chaos and ambiguity it brings. A chance... I am not saying you are mistaken. There are moments when we think (while we are not mistaken, gotta keep putting in this dislaimer), when our thoughts question the logic and the illusion of set order we have had just until now. Dtto for talking to somebody else. Misunderstandings are good - confront our adjustability, get us from the autopilot, bring concepts to consciousness, etc. I think a lot depends on how we manage these misunderstandings...what quality discourse (inner or outer) we promote.
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Old 18.06.2017, 21:54
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Jag - you might be looking for misunderstanding. I know I can come out as confrontational when I am not being confrontational, you come across unpalatably patronizing sometimes, we all probably do.

I am pointing out our fab ability to not understand not only to others but also oneself, the constructive chaos and ambiguity it brings. A chance... I am not saying you are mistaken. There are moments when we think (while we are not mistaken, gotta keep putting in this dislaimer), when our thoughts question the logic and the illusion of set order we have had just until now. Dtto for talking to somebody else. Misunderstandings are good - confront our adjustability, get us from the autopilot, bring concepts to consciousness, etc. I think a lot depends on how we manage these misunderstandings...what quality discourse (inner or outer) we promote.
Wow. I wasn't looking for misunderstanding, I was trying to express something which is relatively straightforward, but I obviously failed.

If you think I was making some kind of character assessment, or criticism of your mental capabilities then I was doing an even worse job of expressing myself than usual. That wasn't in the least what I was on about.

I'll stop now, there's no point when value laden terms are in the game.
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Old 18.06.2017, 22:11
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Re: Word of Today

Have you eaten? Don't get so easily frustrated.. Unless you are in it for that.

Maybe I am not putting it clear, I can't harp on the horrors of codifications of mistakes, despite of personally disliking it. It is a shift largely promoted by so many users that we have very little power over that.

I can't ignore the qualities in changing the status quo in general - whether it is through thinking as an individual entity or confronted by other thinking entities. It feels good to be confronted and inspired, it often means what I am thinking needs adjustment. I am not taking the meaning of other people's existence solely as ways to improve myself or my thinking, that would be egocentric and unpoetic.

Btw - "I think therefore I am" has slowly transformed to "I act therefore I am", I don't like it. We no longer look for opportunities to think...but for getting back our lost authenticity. I wish people existed through thinking and less through acting.
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Re: Word of Today

Are we still on word of today?
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Yeah! Go ahead!

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Old 18.06.2017, 22:17
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Are we still on word of today?
yes, at the moment it's "talking in cyrcles".
You put that in one word, you're a native English speaker, no?
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Old 18.06.2017, 22:25
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1 - love.
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Old 19.06.2017, 07:35
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Resilience.
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Old 19.06.2017, 10:28
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dispassion
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Old 19.06.2017, 14:41
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Did I see the shade in a daylight or inside the store before I bought it? Hahahah..Did I know the pink is called pink? I know what you mean, not trying to disagree with your theory just adding an angle. Wool was a good example, since I find it really useful. I could have bought the wrong shade while not understanding why it fits better, one realizes that later, there is delay. I also think that not understanding oneself and accepting the ambiguity has more potential than looking for harmony. I think that even conscious intent of our own actions might not help us understand ourselves better.
While it seems perfectly reasonable to me, I understand why it may not look so to JW.
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Old 19.06.2017, 14:44
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Befuddlement.
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Old 19.06.2017, 14:55
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Pretentious twaddle
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Old 19.06.2017, 14:57
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Pretentious twaddle


That's two words. HTH.


Pedant.
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That's two words. HTH.


Pedant.
According to corpus linguistics... [continue incomprehensibly and passive aggressively for sixteen paragraphs]


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Nah. It's still two. Look, there's a gap between 'em.
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Nah. It's still two. Look, there's a gap between 'em.
That's not a gap, that's a social construct.
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Old 19.06.2017, 15:01
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That's not a gap, that's a social construct.


Economical or sociological?




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Old 19.06.2017, 15:10
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Economical or sociological?
Wittgensteioaoeinian.
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Re: Word of Today

Embrace.

Embrace change.


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I could care less..I know it irks people. Rules are to be broken though, and humans do it to be different. I think there are more thugs proud of their incorrect spelling (even unintentional) than pedants flaunting their infallibility. I think people care for language which is nice. I like wearing no holes in my nylons and do not mind being corrected if it is not done in an annoying manner. That said - I think that even you know that quality thoughts do not care for how they are spelled. They have a life on their own, people often miss them because they are busy correcting spelling. It can be a show stopper. The smartest, most accurate notions often come misspelled. Are they incorrect?
I know it was addressed to RufusB, but here's my input.
I say embrace change but I don't do it myself so wholeheartedly in real life. I don't like bad spelling or grammar and propagating them in my native language, it looks lazy and scary to me. I guess I just don't want to open a dictionary one day and see everything I knew has changed. I remember how surprised at the old people's lack of willingness to adjust to current pronunciation or spelling rules I used to be, once. It all looks so clear now.

But, don't underestimate the number of pedants. I noticed more pedants than "thugs" in real life (hehe, funny word to pin down the rules breakers), online fora and things like that are something different. I guess the vast majority of people are neither thugs, nor pedants. They simply have more linguistic registers up their sleeve and are not shy to use them. I think online confrontations arise from our incapacity of assessing the other person's mood. Or our obsession to nail it, be right.
Lol, I would have never thought I would discuss about these things in English, on a public forum. These sort of discussions are reserved for more familiar people or environment, native language, all the comfort they bring. So please excuse all the "babbling". I could really use some coffee..

Anyhow, another words for today that came to my mind after reading an article in a magazine from back home.

lingua franca

What would it be after Brexit? French or German? How or will we change anything in this regard too? Just asking myself lately.
I might need to start polishing that rusty, school like French language I posses for now. Oh, the horrors. As if German wasn't enough of a trouble...a trouble that's feeding on the rest of them... :ROFL:

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Wittgensteioaoeinian.


Well now you're just being silly.
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