RE: Semantic(s)

Subject: RE: Semantic(s)
From: "Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)" <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com>
To: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:34:28 -0400

Dana Worley wrote:
>A moot point is an arguable point, but most people
> use it to mean exactly the opposite.

But doesn't it mean arguable in the sense that it's only arguable by
people with nothing better to do, is purely academic, not worth
bothering with, etc?

I've never heard it used to imply that the point is set in stone, only
that we're going to ignore it and get on with business.

I tell you, though, "disconnect" used as a noun and "beg the question"
used to mean, "brings up the question" -- those two are going to be the
death of me, if not my radio. When NPR people started using those
expressions, I lost all vestiges of sanity regarding them. By contrast,
I'd rather hear someone drop f-bombs in a boardroom than misuse those!

And it's "lie like a rogue"... Although I find "lie like a rug" to be
hilarious, rather than annoying, since rogues and rugs lie in completely
different ways, to the point that "lie like a rug," has taken on it's
own meaning, quite beyond the original sense.

Madelyn whose favorite curse word is "curses" and whose favorite curse
is "crucio."

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