Re: Semantic(s)

Subject: Re: Semantic(s)
From: Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:52:36 -0400

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Why is it that people use "semantic only" or "just semantics" when
> what they mean is "meaningless"?

The David Crystal quote here notes the pejorative use of "semantics":

If you're interested in how words develop into pejoratives, you could look here: (Google Books, "Pejorative sense development in
English" by Hindrik Schreuder)

or look at more recent sources that cite it.

Milan DavidoviÄ

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