Tubetec said:I'd heard the same thing about the Spanish 'Lisp' but I could never get a firm confirmation or denial , obviously the Mexican branch of the Spanish language forked off before the monarchys tongue clung to its palate
I am not sure how those two sound with an Irish accent but in the UK but Insight usually has the first syllable emphasised and Incite usually has the second syllable emphasised. But otherwise you are right they are pronounced much the same. There are plenty of other examples e.g. threw and through.Tubetec said:Just mulling over Insight VS Incite , prounounced the same with almost polar opposite meanings , in the spoken word the only clue is the context in which its used . Strange beast at the best of times language.
And that bloke, Bill Shakespeare invented over 1,700 of them, the contumelious fashion-mongerging lewdster!Tubetec said:Interesting theory about language bloat being linked to the number of times the place was invaded . English , I believe is one of the languages with the most words with around 500,000
JohnRoberts said:I think the cancel culture is coming dangerously close to "jumping the shark" (a happy days reference).
Their latest outrage is over Prince Charming kissing Snow White without her permission. He kissed her because she would die otherwise and his kiss saved her life. Of course it's fiction but as a Disney property still worth big bucks, so the cancel culture is going for another high profile (but fictional) scalp.
At some point people will realize how ludicrous this all is.
Shariah "cancels" violators by stoning them to death.Dualflip said:I wonder why cancel culture is only present in the tolerant and free west, why are they not in Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, central africa and so on......
Dear God, the "birthing person" thing, the WOKEhounds from hell got loose and they are out to get ya, when will it end?I hope everybody enjoyed a "happy birthing person" day this weekend.
I don't think they will ring a chime when they finally jump the woke shark, but it must be getting close.
John, your understanding of human reproduction is correct. I can't believe that we are discussing this, I thought some things were already settled 100,000 years ago, like the fact that women are the ones that give birth to children. What's next ? 'pi' is not 3.14159..? gravity is now non-discriminating natural attracting fat shame biased force?I don't even know what that is....
My rudimentary understanding of human reproduction involves an egg supplied by a female, impregnated by a male sperm, and carried to term in the female's womb. Biology does not much care how they self identify, or whatever.
Mother's day just reminds me that my mother is still dead.... So the holiday was already irritating, this language redefinition nonsense just makes it worse for me.
PS: I don't request or expect any sympathy from you guys, just explaining my irritation.
This is what I meant! You aren't defending the integrity of language, you have a problem with trans people.John, your understanding of human reproduction is correct. I can't believe that we are discussing this, I thought some things were already settled 100,000 years ago, like the fact that women are the ones that give birth to children. What's next ? 'pi' is not 3.14159..? gravity is now non-discriminating natural attracting fat shame biased force?
Note that the current generation and their followers want to wipe out everything in humanity that happened before 2015 and rewrite everything, including history and language, among other things....
Sorry to hear about your mother....
Well, did you know why the "woke warrior" made that claim?I heard a new one today that is even dumber,,, some woke warrior claims that the dewey decimal library classification system for organizing books is racist.
I have a problem with cancel culture in its sundry manifestations.
HAHAHAHA that can't be real! they are now just messing with us! And I thought woke comedians weren't funny!I heard a new one today that is even dumber,,, some woke warrior claims that the dewey decimal library classification system for organizing books is racist.