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24-08-2016, 02:35 PM
RE: Words: phrases & misuses that bug you!
(21-08-2016 05:26 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  Unsapien, I share your feelings about the changing meanings of words.

Sophisticated:

Modern definitions -

1. having, revealing, or involving a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture.
synonyms: worldly, worldly-wise, experienced, enlightened, cosmopolitan
2.(of a machine, system, or technique) developed to a high degree of complexity.

Original definitions from Ogilvie's Comprehensive English Dictionary of 1885* -

adulterated, not pure, not genuine, corupted by something spurious or foreign.


Well, that last definition does perhaps better describe a certain kind of person who consider themselves "sophisticated" rather better then the first I have to admit!

* I have a rather fragile copy amongst my collection of dictionaries. Looking at it I thnk it formed the basis for the more famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary of 1911 that became the standard. Some entries are worded identically.

Etymology is an interesting subject. I find it astounding how a word such as 'nice' can go from being synonymous with 'ignorant' or 'stupid' to meaning 'pleasant and friendly'.

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24-08-2016, 05:43 PM
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When does this thread go VIRAL ? Dodgy

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28-08-2016, 08:49 AM
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The use of the words very unique really pisses me off
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28-08-2016, 08:52 AM
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I haven't read the whole thread so I don't know if it's been mentioned but some people say...."acrosst " with a "t" at the end.




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Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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28-08-2016, 08:59 AM
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(28-08-2016 08:52 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I haven't read the whole thread so I don't know if it's been mentioned but some people say...."acrosst " with a "t" at the end.




Huh Huh Huh Why???????????????????????? HuhHuh Huh


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I know a guy who says that. He also says oncet. I am not even sure how to type the pronunciation of it...it's one syllable - wonst? Maybe. Drives me nuts.

My husband pronounces Mrs. or missus as something like...mizzeruss. I tried for years to get him to stop that. I can't figure out where it even comes from. Blink

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28-08-2016, 12:32 PM
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(28-08-2016 08:59 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(28-08-2016 08:52 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I haven't read the whole thread so I don't know if it's been mentioned but some people say...."acrosst " with a "t" at the end.




Huh Huh Huh Why???????????????????????? HuhHuh Huh


Angry

I know a guy who says that. He also says oncet. I am not even sure how to type the pronunciation of it...it's one syllable - wonst? Maybe. Drives me nuts.

My husband pronounces Mrs. or missus as something like...mizzeruss. I tried for years to get him to stop that. I can't figure out where it even comes from. Blink
Have heard "oncet", mostly from Americans but I think Brits as well, sounds like "wunset"?

There are ither, similar sirt if dialectical things on bith sides of the Pond.

An affectation attributed to the countrified upper classes was, "gorn" for "gone" . . . and more...



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28-08-2016, 01:09 PM
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(28-08-2016 12:32 PM)Gloucester Wrote:  
(28-08-2016 08:59 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I know a guy who says that. He also says oncet. I am not even sure how to type the pronunciation of it...it's one syllable - wonst? Maybe. Drives me nuts.

My husband pronounces Mrs. or missus as something like...mizzeruss. I tried for years to get him to stop that. I can't figure out where it even comes from. Blink
Have heard "oncet", mostly from Americans but I think Brits as well, sounds like "wunset"?

There are ither, similar sirt if dialectical things on bith sides of the Pond.

An affectation attributed to the countrified upper classes was, "gorn" for "gone" . . . and more...



Well, now you've gone and done it! I gotta post this. (Or should I say "I have got to post this" Tee-hee Rolleyes )



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Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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28-08-2016, 01:14 PM (This post was last modified: 28-08-2016 01:22 PM by Gloucester.)
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(28-08-2016 01:09 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(28-08-2016 12:32 PM)Gloucester Wrote:  Have heard "oncet", mostly from Americans but I think Brits as well, sounds like "wunset"?

There are ither, similar sirt if dialectical things on bith sides of the Pond.

An affectation attributed to the countrified upper classes was, "gorn" for "gone" . . . and more...



Well, now you've gone and done it! I gotta post this. (Or should I say "I have got to post this" Tee-hee Rolleyes )
Excellent choice!

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28-08-2016, 01:18 PM
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Now I'm double posting!

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28-08-2016, 09:58 PM
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" No, I don't agree with you Whiskey."

People who say that are stupid. Wink

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