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17th Apr '18 7:34:25 PM nombretomado
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The usage may simply be so widespread that, while the "correct" usage is still valuable in some contexts, one can generally get away with the "incorrect" colloquial usage. The less pedantic ones, though, will probably elicit eye rolls at least from most people with an interest in language or a university education. Then there are some words that are just so specific that [[IThoughtItMeant nobody actually bothers to look up what they really mean]]. This happens most often to scientific or medical terms.

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The usage may simply be so widespread that, while the "correct" usage is still valuable in some contexts, one can generally get away with the "incorrect" colloquial usage. The less pedantic ones, though, will probably elicit eye rolls at least from most people with an interest in language or a university education. Then there are some words that are just so specific that [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant nobody actually bothers to look up what they really mean]]. This happens most often to scientific or medical terms.
20th Feb '18 1:57:21 PM SantosLHalper
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* '''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Inconceivable]]''', the word referred to in the page quote. It means that something is impossible even to imagine (or, depending on usage, to conceive in a biological sense, such as an inter-species crossbreed), although there is some variability to this. Anything that is truly and utterly inconceivable would by definition [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm be unimaginable in any way, shape or form by our minds (including the mere concept), as they simply weren’t designed to conjure up such information]]. In any case, it does not mean "impossible", "highly unlikely", or "unfortunate". (It should be noted that this may not be a valid definition, but it's perfectly valid ''as hyperbole''.) The closest synonym would probably be "incomprehensible". For example, a man in black scaling the Cliffs of Insanity after the rope he was climbing was dropped is unlikely, while scaling the cliff without limbs would be impossible. ''[[LogicBomb The cliff being perfectly flat]]'' is inconceivable.

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* '''[[Film/ThePrincessBride Inconceivable]]''', the word referred to in the page quote. It means that something is impossible even to imagine (or, depending on usage, to conceive in a biological sense, such as an inter-species crossbreed), although there is some variability to this. Anything that is truly and utterly inconceivable would by definition [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm be unimaginable in any way, shape or form by our minds (including the mere concept), as they simply weren’t designed to conjure up such information]]. In any case, it does not mean "impossible", "highly unlikely", or "unfortunate". (It should be noted that this may not be a valid definition, but it's perfectly valid ''as hyperbole''.) The closest synonym would probably be "incomprehensible". For example, [[{{Film/ThePrincessBride}} a man Man in black Black scaling the Cliffs of Insanity after the rope he was climbing was dropped dropped]] is unlikely, while scaling the cliff without limbs would be impossible. ''[[LogicBomb The cliff being perfectly flat]]'' is inconceivable.
28th Dec '17 4:34:22 PM Lymantria
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1st Nov '17 8:13:02 AM system
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28th Sep '17 4:08:11 AM BreadBull
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord/{{Unsorted}} (move these to the respective subpages)

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord/{{Unsorted}} YouKeepUsingThatWord/VeryPedantic, YouKeepUsingThatWord/ModeratelyPedantic and YouKeepUsingThatWord/LessPedantic (move these to the respective subpages)
28th Sep '17 4:05:49 AM BreadBull
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord/Unsorted (move these to the respective subpages)

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord/Unsorted YouKeepUsingThatWord/{{Unsorted}} (move these to the respective subpages)
28th Sep '17 4:01:04 AM BreadBull
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord/VeryPedantic (Original meaning is often forgotten, or the "wrong" meaning has also become accepted as correct -- even by language teachers.)
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/ModeratelyPedantic (Meaning is largely dependent on context, or the meaning has started to drift in popular use.)
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/LessPedantic (Common errors that do not match current definitions and are considered wrong by most people.)

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord/VeryPedantic (Original meaning is often forgotten, or YouKeepUsingThatWord/AToG
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/HToN
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/OToU
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/VToZ
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/Unsorted (move these to
the "wrong" meaning has also become accepted as correct -- even by language teachers.)
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/ModeratelyPedantic (Meaning is largely dependent on context, or the meaning has started to drift in popular use.)
* YouKeepUsingThatWord/LessPedantic (Common errors that do not match current definitions and are considered wrong by most people.)
respective subpages)
25th Jul '17 2:33:41 PM ZarbiNerada
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When this happens InUniverse because someone has an inflated estimation of their own vocabulary, it's DelusionsOfEloquence or {{Malaproper}}. If it happens in a foreign language, it's MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. When it's applied to tropes on this wiki, you get SquarePegRoundTrope. When someone insists on doing this even after the confusion is pointed out, they're using a PersonalDictionary.

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When this happens InUniverse because someone has an inflated estimation of their own vocabulary, it's DelusionsOfEloquence or {{Malaproper}}. If it happens in a foreign language, it's MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. When it's applied to tropes on this wiki, you get SquarePegRoundTrope. When someone insists on doing this even after the confusion is pointed out, they're using a PersonalDictionary. See also GodwinsLaw for when "Nazi" is the word misapplied.
7th Nov '16 7:35:06 PM nicksplosivez
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-> ''You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you've become accustomed to define it as.''
-->-- WebVideo/CaptainDisillusion

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