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The various funny tangents in this thread do touch on a real issue, IMO, about posters (on the internet in general, not specifically here) who try to seem clever by using words or phraseology that's they hope won't be properly understood, in order to prove their superiority.
This is the beauty of a well rounded mind - one who is clever never needs to try to be so; but rather it presents in a self-evident fashion.
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Old 31.07.2020, 11:45
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Re: Polarised society:Why?

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Who said anything about seeking approval? Certainly not the post you partially quote, which was about understanding, continuing with I'd have thought that as someone whose posts have often been deliberately misinterpreted you might try to avoid doing the same yourself.

The various funny tangents in this thread do touch on a real issue, IMO, about posters (on the internet in general, not specifically here) who try to seem clever by using words or phraseology that's they hope won't be properly understood, in order to prove their superiority.

In fact it nearly always backfires and makes them look stupid themselves. This whole thread is evidence of such an occurrence.
Interesting. When I don't understand somebody and want to, I say "I am sorry but I don't understand". Rude demands, calling them pretentious or stupid doesn't work so well with those you'd want to engage with.
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Interesting. When I don't understand somebody and want to, I say "I am sorry but I don't understand".
Yes, which was exactly what happened here, several people, including myself, politely trying to seek clarity, which was not forthcoming, showing simply that it was never the intention of the OP to be clear, which puts him firmly in the "trying to look superior" category, AFAIAC.
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Yes, which was exactly what happened here, several people, including myself, politely trying to seek clarity, which was not forthcoming, showing simply that it was never the intention of the OP to be clear, which puts him firmly in the "trying to look superior" category, AFAIAC.
It is entirely possible the OP is superior without trying. We should be open to all eventualities, without judgement.
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Old 31.07.2020, 12:17
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Interesting. When I don't understand somebody and want to, I say "I am sorry but I don't understand". Rude demands, calling them pretentious or stupid doesn't work so well with those you'd want to engage with.
Interesting edit and deletion of part of your post.

You have been politely asked to clarify your posts multiple times by multiple posters in the past and have failed to do so. Why would you expect other people to do something that you refuse to do yourself?
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Re: Polarised society:Why?

I can see from the thread that OP is possibly a troll, but I think it's an interesting question, so here's my take.

I think the first question is: Was there actually a time where there was that much less polarization? I'm not concluding anything here, it's a legitimate question. I remember the town I grew up in as bustling with life. Today is a different story. But was it really that 'bustling' or was it merely my perception at the time which was imprinted, because I had never seen a bigger city? (Again, no conclusions, just raising questions)

There can be multiple reasons society is polarized (whether that's new or always has been). I imagine society often like waves on a beach. Whether we look at economic prosperity, political polarization, etc. things come and go. We have good times and bad times, and it's 'forces of nature' which makes this movement - in other words: This is just what happens when humans are packed together in complex societies.

In other places reason for polarization can seem more straight-forward. Trump sows division because that's how he got to power and can stay in power. Of course, the reason this is possible is a deeper root cause which was exploited.

Some polarization, on a more personal level, I believe is also to stand out in a time where doing so is harder and harder. Everyone's opinion can be voiced today, so how do you stand out? One way is certainly to have views which are more extreme than those of your peers.

Just some quick thoughts on the subject I have no degree in sociology, psychology, etc. so I could easily be wrong on some takes. But I like discussing these things because you can usually always gain some new insights and perspectives
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Re: Polarised society:Why?

For those like me who enjoy learning new words, these were taken from this thread. Please note that a few of these words were misspelled so I took the word closest in spelling.

Match the word with its meaning and its origin.

1. cromulent
2. bifurcate
3. polarization
4. larumal
5. stochastic
6. equanimity
7. synology

A. evenness of mind especially under stress
B. fine, acceptable (humourous)
C. division into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions or beliefs
D. divided into two branches or forks
E. involving chance or probability
F. The transfer of genes between organelles and the nucleus.
G. does not exist


i. couldn't find it
ii. The Simpsons
iii.Latin
iv does not exist
v. French
vi. Latin
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For those like me who enjoy learning new words, these were taken from this thread. Please note that a few of these words were misspelled so I took the word closest in spelling.

Match the word with its meaning and its origin.

1. cromulent
2. bifurcate
3. polarization
4. larumal
5. stochastic
6. equanimity
7. synology

A. evenness of mind especially under stress
B. fine, acceptable (humourous)
C. division into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions or beliefs
D. divided into two branches or forks
E. involving chance or probability
F. The transfer of genes between organelles and the nucleus.
G. does not exist


i. couldn't find it
ii. The Simpsons
iii.Latin
iv does not exist
v. French
vi. Latin
vii. Greek
You've done quite well there, but I think with a bit of cerebral extramuralisation, you could have indeed found or deduced the meanings of the missing words.
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Old 31.07.2020, 12:45
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You've done quite well there, but I think with a bit of cerebral extramuralisation, you could have indeed found or deduced the meanings of the missing words.
Considering some words do not exist, are a product of the Simpsons or were misspelled beyond recognition, I disagree.
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Considering some words do not exist, are a product of the Simpsons or were misspelled beyond recognition, I disagree.
All words don't exist...until they do.

Have a little think what they might be. None of the words were spelled incorrectly, so back to the drawing board, I'm afraid.
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All words don't exist...until they do.

Have a little think what they might be. None of the words were spelled incorrectly, so back to the drawing board, I'm afraid.
Your attitude can be so dickamonious at times.
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Your attitude can be so dickamonious at times.
Come now - you said you were interested in learning more about the words. This can be a fun, educational experience for the thread, no need to resort to personal insults - especially as poor an effort as that one...how about phallocephalitic instead?
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.how about phallocephalitic instead?
My word is clearly more euphonious.... a delight to pronounce and easy on the ears.
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My word is clearly more euphonious.... a delight to pronounce and easy on the ears.
I cannot argue that your word would certainly be higher up the list in any meliflocracy.
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Re: Polarised society:Why?

So.... that old "some are more equal than others" thing? Shame. Fun words though. I like cromulent.
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So.... that old "some are more equal than others" thing? Shame. Fun words though. I like cromulent.
Yes, was good to see the usuals piling on to thank Oly for her personal insult, which i see hasn't been edited or apologised for.

It's enough to cause one anaspepsia.
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Why would you expect other people to do something that you refuse to do yourself?
And, that is, in a nutshell, one of the answers for the OP.
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Old 31.07.2020, 14:45
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Yes, was good to see the usuals piling on to thank Oly for her personal insult, which i see hasn't been edited or apologised for.

It's enough to cause one anaspepsia.
You won't last long here if you can't ignore a few personal insults
Take it proudly, it means you stood up for something.
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You won't last long here if you can't ignore a few personal insults
Take it proudly, it means you stood up for something.
Fair enough - just concerned at the inconsistent modding of such things.

I daresay if I came up with the term bixxxamonious or cuxxamonious, I might expect a ban.
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Fair enough - just concerned at the inconsistent modding of such things.

I daresay if I came up with the term bixxxamonious or cuxxamonious, I might expect a ban.
Are you implying that the Mods are not perfect and they tend to exhibit human traits and biases? noooo, can't believe that!
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