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09-05-2016, 02:25 PM
RE: Your god isn't named God
(09-05-2016 01:56 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(09-05-2016 01:52 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  But my moms name isn't "Mom", yet it's still appropriate to capitalize in the right context.

"I called my mom last Sunday."

"Hey Mom, don't forget to call next Sunday."

Concede....

However...

If you call her M-m -- people will start looking at you oddly....................

heh

Not if everyone else in your circle does. If you explain it to outsiders and they hate what you do in spite of everything else, then they're just horrible people whose opinions should be disregarded as bigotry anyway. Drinking Beverage
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09-05-2016, 03:30 PM
RE: Your god isn't named God
Somebody should write a simple virus that replaces all vowels with random non-alphanumeric characters.

!t w@#ld gr$%tly ^mpr&v* m"st Y(-t+b{ c:mm?nts.

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09-05-2016, 03:43 PM
RE: Your god isn't named God
(09-05-2016 12:45 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(08-05-2016 08:27 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  Why do Americans spell Colour as Color? Pretty much same thing

While we're on this topic, it's 'violet'. All of you 'purple' heathens can shove it! Angry


While the two colors look similar, from the point of view of optics there are important differences. Violet is a spectral color – it occupies its own place at the end of the spectrum of light first identified by Newton in 1672, and it has its own wavelength (approximately 380–420 nm) – whereas purple is a combination of two spectral colors, red and blue. There is no such thing as the "wavelength of purple light"; it only exists as a combination.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple#Purple_vs._violet

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Are you really going accept the "existence" of violet merely because Newton arbitrarily defined the colour scheme to match musical notes? Will you bend so mindlessly to age old authoritarianism?

From your own link:
Quote:In the additive color system, used to create colors on a computer screen or on a color television, violet is simulated by purple, by combining blue light at high intensity with a less intense red light on a black screen.

So in a much more correct sense, since we are communicating via computer screens it is violet that doesn't exist.

We'll let that pass though so long as you don't entertain the Unholy Abomination that is indigo.

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09-05-2016, 03:49 PM
RE: Your god isn't named God
(09-05-2016 03:43 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  ...so long as you don't entertain the Unholy Abomination that is indigo.





Sorry, couldn't resist.

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09-05-2016, 03:59 PM
RE: Your god isn't named God
My take on the whole nonsense is simply that God is too important not to rate a proper noun. Since God doesn't have an actual name you have to capitalize his title, or whatever you want to call it, instead. At least if you care about such niceties.

By analogy, I don't believe that the Pope is anything more than some weird old guy in a dress with a really big hat but it's simply rude to refer to him as pope Palpatine the Last.

Personally, I switch between god and God indiscriminately depending on mood, context, whimsy and laziness.

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09-05-2016, 04:07 PM
RE: Your god isn't named God
(09-05-2016 03:49 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(09-05-2016 03:43 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  ...so long as you don't entertain the Unholy Abomination that is indigo.





Sorry, couldn't resist.

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That earned you a place in The Special Hell.




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09-05-2016, 04:30 PM
RE: Your god isn't named God
(09-05-2016 03:59 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Personally, I switch between god and God indiscriminately depending on mood, context, whimsy and laziness.

This is what I do.
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10-05-2016, 01:03 AM
RE: Your god isn't named God
I capitalise all Gods. Christees love it (if they notice it at all) until they realise it's not just for their special one. Then they earnestly try to explain why I shouldn't capitalise the others Big Grin

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10-05-2016, 02:33 AM
RE: Your god isn't named God
(09-05-2016 01:56 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(09-05-2016 01:52 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  But my moms name isn't "Mom", yet it's still appropriate to capitalize in the right context.

"I called my mom last Sunday."

"Hey Mom, don't forget to call next Sunday."

Concede....

However...

If you call her M-m -- people will start looking at you oddly....................

heh

Italians use mamma for mom. Should we look at them oddly because they use a different word than others?

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10-05-2016, 05:39 AM
RE: Your god isn't named God
(10-05-2016 02:33 AM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(09-05-2016 01:56 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Concede....

However...

If you call her M-m -- people will start looking at you oddly....................

heh

Italians use mamma for mom. Should we look at them oddly because they use a different word than others?

Only if it includes a hyphen between two consonants.................

Laughat

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