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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 1:55:04 AM
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Language is, at its simplest, the way that we communicate, and so if I say something and what I say means something now that it didn't mean in the past, it's effectively changed by virtue of the fact that people know that I'm using the updated meaning.
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Dash_Harber
04/05/17 1:55:42 AM
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Who doesn't accept that language evolves?
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 1:56:28 AM
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Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Nerds can't.
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gamepimp12
04/05/17 1:57:32 AM
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Because it goes against the point they're arguing
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PiOverlord
04/05/17 1:57:42 AM
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Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Libby Hippies.
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Dash_Harber
04/05/17 1:59:34 AM
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Veggeta_MAX posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Nerds can't.


Example?

PiOverlord posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Libby Hippies.


I'm surprised it took someone 5 posts to derail the topic with this tired old dreck.
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shockthemonkey
04/05/17 2:01:05 AM
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What words are you talking about? And what kind of nerds?
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 2:05:20 AM
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It's late I'll bump this tomorrow
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DarkBuster22904
04/05/17 2:11:14 AM
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Do people get too bent out of shape about this? Yeah.

That said, some "evolutions" are stupid as shit.

Example: under these "evolutions," you can literally use the word "literally" to literally describe literally anything even if it's literally not literal. Literally.
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PiOverlord
04/05/17 2:15:53 AM
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Dash_Harber posted...
Veggeta_MAX posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Nerds can't.


Example?

PiOverlord posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Libby Hippies.


I'm surprised it took someone 5 posts to derail the topic with this tired old dreck.

It's true. Y'all get offended that words evolved.
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Dash_Harber
04/05/17 2:16:52 AM
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PiOverlord posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Veggeta_MAX posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Nerds can't.


Example?

PiOverlord posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Libby Hippies.


I'm surprised it took someone 5 posts to derail the topic with this tired old dreck.

It's true. Y'all get offended that words evolved.


So now I'm a 'librul hippy' because I get bent out of shape over words (except that I don't and I pointed that out in my first post)? Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.
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Ki_cat_
04/05/17 2:22:07 AM
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It depends entirely on the context of the conversation. What irritates me is the amazing inability people have to extrapolate information. You have to spell out what you mean like you're talking to a 5 year old. All the time.
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BlackHorse6969
04/05/17 2:23:20 AM
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its not evolution. its regression
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FroMan
04/05/17 2:24:02 AM
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I think the nerds would be a lot more tolerant towards it if the other side came to them and said "hey, we know this word means actually means that, but we want it to mean this now.... We know, we know, there is already a word for that too, just go with us, we think it'll be better this way." Instead of it going down like "I don't care that that doesn't actually mean this, I've already learned it this way, I'm not going to learn a new way."
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shnangyboos
04/05/17 2:24:33 AM
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Does this apply to the n word?
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:01:10 AM
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DarkBuster22904 posted...
Do people get too bent out of shape about this? Yeah.

That said, some "evolutions" are stupid as shit.

Example: under these "evolutions," you can literally use the word "literally" to literally describe literally anything even if it's literally not literal. Literally.

LMAO I was gonna use literally but you already beat me to the punch and also got triggered by it,.
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:02:29 AM
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Ki_cat_ posted...
You have to spell out what you mean like you're talking to a 5 year old. All the time.

Another significant trait of nerds is that don't understand inference and implications. Any sort of vagueness will confused the living shit out of them.
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3rd_Best_Master
04/05/17 9:04:10 AM
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Dash_Harber posted...
Who doesn't accept that language evolves?

Teachers in the 90s. They tried so hard to ensure that "ain't" never became a word. Now look at them, the fools!

And also the people who get all bent out of shape over the word literally. They were all just screaming into the word, not realizing that they were just standing on the precipice of a paradigm shift in vocabulary. Now the word literally means one thing and also its opposite, and there's nothing they can do about it.
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:04:54 AM
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FroMan posted...
I think the nerds would be a lot more tolerant towards it if the other side came to them and said "hey, we know this word means actually means that, but we want it to mean this now.... We know, we know, there is already a word for that too, just go with us, we think it'll be better this way." Instead of it going down like "I don't care that that doesn't actually mean this, I've already learned it this way, I'm not going to learn a new way."

Naw this won't work.
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Anarchy_Juiblex
04/05/17 9:05:13 AM
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Makes sense to come to a consensus definition in a debate. But if you use a different, "evolved" meaning than the original author meant, it's dishonestly addressing what they said.
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:05:42 AM
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shnangyboos posted...
Does this apply to the n word?

A better term would be like "bro". Like I could call you bro and you ain't even gotta be my real brother. In fact I call girls "bro" as well.
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:08:31 AM
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Dash_Harber posted...
Example?

Are you saying you actually don't know anything about words not evolving?
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:18:36 AM
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Anarchy_Juiblex posted...
Makes sense to come to a consensus definition in a debate. But if you use a different, "evolved" meaning than the original author meant, it's dishonestly addressing what they said.

Do you have a hard time socializing in IRL?
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Anarchy_Juiblex
04/05/17 9:25:21 AM
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Not at all.
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:28:23 AM
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You sure you don't out burst stuff like "THAT'S NOT WHAT THAT MEANS!" in a normal social outing?
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thanosibe
04/05/17 9:34:45 AM
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So "evolution" is just code for "people use a word contrary to it's real meaning long enough that people forget the real meaning of the word and adapt the new one into their vocabulary"?
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:37:07 AM
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thanosibe posted...
So "evolution" is just code for "people use a word contrary to it's real meaning long enough that people forget the real meaning of the word and adapt the new one into their vocabulary"?

I think you know what it means you just tryna be difficult.
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thanosibe
04/05/17 9:44:20 AM
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Veggeta_MAX posted...
thanosibe posted...
So "evolution" is just code for "people use a word contrary to it's real meaning long enough that people forget the real meaning of the word and adapt the new one into their vocabulary"?

I think you know what it means you just tryna be difficult.
I'm not intending to be so. But in the case of gay, it was a used as a slang term for homosexuals to the point that the only time someone uses gay to mean happy is when they are making a joke about homosexuals. As in what Matt Groening did with all the jokes about Smither's sexuality throughout the show. No one uses it to mean happy unless they're 90 years old or making a joke. That's pretty much using a word contrary to it's meaning until people forget the original meaning.
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weapon_d00d816
04/05/17 9:45:42 AM
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Veggeta_MAX posted...
Language is, at its simplest, the way that we communicate, and so if I say something and what I say means something now that it didn't mean in the past, it's effectively changed by virtue of the fact that people know that I'm using the updated meaning.

This is still the wrong way to view it. It doesn't update, as in overwriting the previous definition.
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 9:47:48 AM
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weapon_d00d816 posted...
This is still the wrong way to view it. It doesn't update, as in overwriting the previous definition.

It's not over-writing anything and that's where you guys are wrong. It means it could also mean something else now as well.
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Laserion
04/05/17 10:02:21 AM
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As long as people understand when I use it with the old meaning and don't get confused, that's OK.
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Veggeta_MAX
04/05/17 10:08:05 AM
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Laserion posted...
As long as people understand when I use it with the old meaning and don't get confused, that's OK.

Even if they are just educate them.
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pinky0926
04/05/17 10:08:53 AM
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Nerds are obsessively preoccupied with orderliness and categorisation and being right about stuff even when normies don't care about it, so when someone gets all three of those things wrong it's of course going to cause a meltdown.
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Dash_Harber
04/05/17 10:14:07 PM
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Veggeta_MAX posted...
Dash_Harber posted...
Example?

Are you saying you actually don't know anything about words not evolving?


No, I'm obviously asking for examples of people getting upset of certain words, like one of the previous posters gave.
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