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unbelievable

Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:55 pm

I know that English is a living language and we cannot keep it from changing. But is there some way to squelch some of the most egregious linguistic innovations? Why has the word “unbelievable” changed from its previous definition to now mean something like “amazing”? It seems to me that Brian Williams started it, or at least he is the major perpetrator. I cringe every time I hear him say something is unbelievable when he obviously believes it. I suppose we must just suffer with indignation.

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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:51 am

Welcome Beverly. You'll be at home here. Dare I mention the use of "lay" for "lie," or does everyone on here think it is a lost cause?
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Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:07 pm

Perry, Did you accidentally cross from one thread to another? To what thread did Beverly post?
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:49 am

No, the changing language comment pushed my hot button. On her issue, didn't someone post on flammable-inflammable recently?
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Postby Slava » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:06 pm

Philip Hudson wrote:Perry, Did you accidentally cross from one thread to another? To what thread did Beverly post?
Beverly posted here, but as she was a spammer with ads in her signature, Dr. G deleted her.
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