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comment People's names as names for genitalia?
so what about female genitalia as well?
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Jun
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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May
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comment What does the phrase “switched on” mean in this context?
native speaker: a non-native might use a phrase in an actually wrong way. male/female: to see whether 'guys' and them being switched on might be related to annoyance, or not, ie. to see potential annoyance sources. whether this seems relevant to your colleague might also be informative. also, it might be best to ask the colleague about the meaning.
May
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comment What does the phrase “switched on” mean in this context?
is your colleague male or female?
May
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comment What does the phrase “switched on” mean in this context?
is your colleague a native speaker?
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Apr
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comment Operator, operand - term for the result?
people are intuitive. computers are strange. if computers are intuitive, people are strange. not every person is a computer - or at least not all the time!