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comment vocabulary question: manners vs. mannerisms
+1 for the answer. As a side note, I know more than a few people who will be likely to try and lynch you for your 2nd example :-) :-)
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comment Is there a name for the relationship between two unconnected hypothetical arguments?
Fair enough!! I was just nitpicking, i guess :-)
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comment Is there a name for the relationship between two unconnected hypothetical arguments?
+1 That pretty much captures exactly the relationship the OP is describing (and i learnt a new word :-))
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comment Is a thumb also a finger?
+1 Though i must admit that i had to read your comment twice to make sure i understood correctly :-) While i agree with your point about "five fingers" implying exclusion of the thumb but i can think of at least 1 example where it doesn't - eg in case of a new born baby - doctors usually indicate something on the lines of "The baby has 10 fingers, 10 toes etc" - In this case - the ten fingers usually are inherently inclusive of the thumb as well.
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comment Is a thumb also a finger?
@Jimi - What happens when referring to someone who actually has an extra appendage / finger on his hand. When describing such a hand, if i were to say i have six fingers on my left hand - is it now no longer obvious if i am including / excluding the thumb? Its not a common circumstance and hence is not subject to the obvious interpretation (atleast thats where it seems to be getting a bit opaque to me)
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asked Is a thumb also a finger?
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