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Misinformation is false information that is simply wrong irrespective of whether it is deliberate or accidental, a genuine mistake or criminal incompetence. Disinformation is deliberate and implies a (government or corporate) policy of avoiding giving the whole truth, but may not actually be false - the idea is to avoid getting caught in an outright lie.


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Whereas both misinformation and disinformation refer to information that is incorrect or misleading, disinformation much more strongly indicates that the information is made so and spread in order to deceive people. The primary meaning for misinformation according to Cambridge is wrong information, or the fact that people are misinformed whereas for ...


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My speculation is that "relations" now carries a rather negative connotation. The most common use of "relations" that I can think of is of a sexual nature. Usually, trying to sound more tactful, media and other outlets will basically use this type of terminology over anything more direct. I personally would not feel comfortable using this word for this ...


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In the Law of Wills, "relatives" are legitimate and "relations" are related by blood whether lacking legitimacy or not: Source The popular meaning of the word "relatives" or "relations" is that of all persons within any degree whatever of consanguinity or affinity. But when the word "relations" is used in a will to denote a class of beneficiaries, it ...


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Misinformation can be given innocently, negligently, or carelessly. For example, an astrologer might be sincere in his beliefs, but an educated person will consider his book misinformation. Disinformation clearly implies that the person speaking is intentionally making a false statement that he or she knows to be false. For example: if a government shoots ...


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The only example I can find where the two are not interchangeable is in the expression no relation". When two people have the same surname but there is no family tie, the words no relation are often inserted e.g. G. Smith, K. Smith (no relation). It is used to negate, to separate, not to link. In French, the word relations exists, but it means contacts in a ...


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I beg your pardon : Used to show that you strongly disagree or that you are angry about something that someone has said: I beg your pardon, young man - I don't want to hear you speak like that again! Pardon me : Used to say that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for being rude. In all cases, I beg your pardon is more formal than pardon me.


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The fact is that the term relations is ambiguous in American English. Relations can mean people in your family, it can mean people that you have had relationships with, and it could mean people that you have had sex with. It is often used as an innuendo for sex. Usage: "So what's up with Liz and you? Have you guys had relations?" So that is issue ...


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When the sun goes down is the common use and form for a setting sun (as oppose to the sun comes up for a rising one). The image in my head is a person standing on the beach in the evening waiting to take a photograph of the setting sun. Let's wait for the sun to come down seems to imply that you're waiting for the sun to catch up to you for some reason (as ...


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I don't see any results for "custom picking strawberry" in Google, so I don't see why you think it's acceptable English. In the U.S., places where you pick the strawberries yourself generally use the words "pick your own strawberries". The past tense of "cut" is "cut". So we have the correspondence: custom picked strawberries → custom cut lumber, ...


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Slang: A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of short-lived coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effects. Grass is slang for marijuana Dialect: A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by ...


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The sun comes up and goes down. It is the language of appearance - when it comes up, it is appearing from below the horizon and when it goes down, it is disappearing below the horizon. I've never heard anyone use the expression "wait for the sun to come down" - to me it sounds like they expect it to land on their head.


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Deceit means dishonest behavior meant to trick someone. Deceit often involve telling a lie and/or omitting facts. To deceive is to use deceit; that is, is to cause someone to believe something false, usually to your advantage. For example, "the car salesman deceived the customer about the value of the car." To cheat is to act dishonestly or break a rule or ...


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The editors of The Oxford Learner's Thesaurus (2008) argue that even though sometimes they are interchangeable, relative is often used "when the exact relationship between the people is not known or does not matter," whereas relation is used "especially when you are stating or asking the degree of relationship between people."



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