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On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
> 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>
> > On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
> >> 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?
> Bill Swallow
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