Ever notice that most talking heads on the news mis-pronounce the word?
adjective [ not gradable ]US /səˈmɪt̬·ik/
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being or having to do with the Arabs and Jews of the Middle East
Enny werd mispeled or pernunced rong stil the same meening to en intelectual enteligunt persun. We no wat dey hav planned fer us mericans. But we ain't gonna let um do it.
That perfectly illustrates the problem. Because the wrong word does NOT mean the same as the right word.
Example: "Many might think elubsme is an idiom." Can you be sure what I meant?
The propagandist media knows exactly what they're saying spewing. They do it as a subtle sign of disrespect.
Talking heads are bad on word usage but those that write articles are almost universally terrible, including the editors of large newspapers and magazines, my eyes can't avoid them which drives me nuts. They all seem to blame the actual printers but that's a cop-out in my opinion, to me it's just another case of CYA in todays world.
"Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee
We "boomers" get a lot of ridicule from Gen Whatever types. But at least we can spell and know grammar. (well, a lot of us, anyway.)
Rocky, when I subscribed to one of our larger state newspapers ,my favorite columnist was William Safire. Loved his " On Language" writings. Learned a lot from reading them .Don't always get it correct but I try .
At least some of us DO try. None of us are as punctilious as we might be.
I had punctilious as a kid. It was awful.
"...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔
I still have it.
Beware that your pusillanimous doesn't kick in.
Some of my friends are shrewish; I'm not antiseptic.
Does that thesaurus of yours come on a synonym roll ?
It's all a matter of Semantics.
FOR THE WIN!!!!! 😂
Is a thesaurus a prehistoric lizard? 🦖 🤔
You're thinking of the pterodactylexicon.
MOM!!!!! Austin started it!!!
Rocky- exercise caution. Knew a gent that needed a tailpipe strap for an Army Jeep ordered a hangar assembly.
Came in a REALLY big box.
Seems to me that it is the MEDIA trying to stir up trouble between the generations.
All part of a diabolical plan to further divide our country.
Don't let this fun thread to go political. Or polemical.
Once a pun a time...
According to the leaders of our higher learning institution the genocide of Jews is a matter of context
It seems we have bigger issues to disagree about but I digrest 😁
while I digest all of this punnery
Well said elubsme. 😉