Re: Semantic(s)

Subject: Re: Semantic(s)
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:14:21 -0700 (PDT)

The nonexistent "irregardless" jumped right out at me, as did "tow the line" ----> ""toe the line".

-- Kenpo in Atlanta




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From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Wed, March 17, 2010 2:04:47 PM
Subject: Re: Semantic(s)

Irregardless, for all intensive purposes, it's a moot point. These
mistakes will always be coming down the pipe and will keep us chomping
at the bit to tow the line. ;-)

(Go ahead, count 'em!)

Yes, improper use drives me nutty. Not that I'm not there already.

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
>> What would you say the difference is? Semantic only?
>
> Not to pick on Nancy, but she triggered one of my usage hot buttons.
>
> Why is it that people use "semantic only" or "just semantics" when
> what they mean is "meaningless"?
>
> Semantics is the study of meaning. If a difference is "semantic only",
> then it should be a difference in meaning, that is, a difference that
> actually means something. If I wanted to know whether it was a
> meaningless difference, I would ask something "Just terminology?"
>
> Am I the only one with this pet peeve?

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