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  •  Language is fairly democratic (1+ / 0-)
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    Chitown Kev

    Words are only as powerful as their ability to communicate a message. We can insist on using a word with intention of communicating x, but if all most people hear is y then the word is relatively powerless, and in the case of 'theory' it's actually working to undermine the message we'd like to send.

    It may not seem fair, but when it comes to language definitions are subject to the tyranny of the majority.

    Run for office. It's fun!

    by Alfonso Nevarez on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 05:36:48 AM PST

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