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Jan
18
comment Is there a word for this clever piece of marketing?
@WayfaringStranger : seems user J.R. has "within regulation"
Jan
18
comment Is there a word for this clever piece of marketing?
@J.R. wait - within regulation ? That reminds one of within the letter of the law as suggested by Wayfaring Stranger .
Jan
18
comment Is there a word for this clever piece of marketing?
@DavidRicherby I suppose the 'crime' is a too strong word here for us poor souls. I assume Ben means that the deceit is made consciously, is planned, designed specifically with the purchaser's erronous misconception in mind, which from the law cannot or just won't defend the purchaser. In the lack of that, it's a moral question. It might be very hard to prove that this little formulation is correct, should someone think it is, it can be seen how it is morally similar to a robbery. Compare how corporations try to sue alleged copycats. Do individuals have funding like that for self-protection?
Jan
18
comment Is there a word for this clever piece of marketing?
just a fun fact: in computer user interfaces, someone calls a related thing a 'dark pattern': darkpatterns.org
Oct
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Sep
3
comment Difference between 'just' and 'only'
this is an interesting approach, but I think it requires one to bend one's mind -in order to include stuff that, well, needs extra effort to be included-... may not be the easiest way to do it.
Jul
12
comment People's names as names for genitalia?
so what about female genitalia as well?
Jun
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Jun
2
comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
@StoneyB that is really interesting. However the sense that interests me the most is remove from inclusion, from the tradition/history point of view.
Jun
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Jun
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comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
@Mynamite I saw that but its accepted answer only addresses the 'second question', specifically what authority says a word is a word or isn't? - and that says exactly nothing about the tradition or history behind the [nonstandard] usage of disclude.
Jun
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Jun
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comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
nice sentence! I updated the question with it. I hope it's okay!
Jun
2
comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
thanks very much for the suggestion! I'm not yet sure: Discard seems to imply that the thing is not used for any other purpose. If you remove something from an inclusion that seems to let you use it for other purposes still.
Jun
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comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
I see, but what does that exactly mean? Could you elaborate on the "tradition" part? because that's why I've asked that.
Jun
2
comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
close voters: if your reason is that disclude should not be a word, maybe you migrate the question to ell? but also see my wiktionary ref linked.
Jun
2
comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
@P.Obertelli no I am not. however wiktionary lists this word as 'non-standard' with the meaning of remove from inclusion. But part of the question is whether, or rather to what extent is disclude a word, that's why I ask for the "tradition".
Jun
2
comment Is there a difference between disclude vs exclude?
@Robusto yes, at en.wiktionary.org/wiki/disclude . It says 2. (non-standard) ... to remove from inclusion.