History Main / YouKeepUsingThatWord

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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7th Nov '16 6:49:59 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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28th Oct '16 8:25:42 AM dmcreif
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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 a cliff 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, a man in black scaling a cliff 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.
18th Oct '16 5:51:51 PM Dravencour
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-->-- '''Inigo Montoya''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', on Vizzini's overuse of the word "inconceivable".

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-->-- '''Inigo Montoya''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', on Vizzini's overuse use of the word "inconceivable".
18th Oct '16 5:50:43 PM Dravencour
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-->-- '''Inigo Montoya''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride''

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-->-- '''Inigo Montoya''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride''
''Film/ThePrincessBride'', on Vizzini's overuse of the word "inconceivable".
8th Sep '16 12:55:47 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 triangle appearing floating in midair above your head is unlikely, while the mathematical construct of the triangle existing in the real world is impossible. ''[[LogicBomb The triangle being four-sided]]'' 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, a triangle appearing floating man in midair above your head black scaling a cliff after the rope he was climbing was dropped is unlikely, while scaling the mathematical construct of the triangle existing in the real world is cliff without limbs would be impossible. ''[[LogicBomb The triangle cliff being four-sided]]'' perfectly flat]]'' is inconceivable.
8th Mar '16 3:24:55 PM margdean56
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As an interesting aside, in his academic book ''Studies On Words,'' Creator/CSLewis points out that this kind of meaning shift is very valuable to lexicographers who are trying to pinpoint a word's historical usage: A GrammarNazi might say, for instance, "Immorality doesn't mean the same as lechery" because the word does often get (mis)used that way; they wouldn't say "Coalbox doesn't mean the same as hippopotamus" because nobody has ever confused those words. In other words, someone protesting that a word "does not mean X" is evidence that somebody else ''has'' been using it to mean X, which is what lexicographers look for.

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As an interesting aside, in his academic book ''Studies On In Words,'' Creator/CSLewis points out that this kind of meaning shift is very valuable to lexicographers who are trying to pinpoint a word's historical usage: A GrammarNazi might say, for instance, "Immorality doesn't mean the same as lechery" because the word does often get (mis)used that way; they wouldn't say "Coalbox doesn't mean the same as hippopotamus" because nobody has ever confused those words. In other words, someone protesting that a word "does not mean X" is evidence that somebody else ''has'' been using it to mean X, which is what lexicographers look for.
26th Sep '15 8:40:03 AM DelShiftB
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In some rare cases, the opposite may happen: a shorter word may be replaced by a longer one, either coined or borrowed, because the writer thinks [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness using longer words]] [[DelusionsOfEloquence makes his character (or himself) seem more intelligent]]. See "irregardless" below for an example of pompous writers trying to create a word; compare PerfectlyCromulentWord.

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In some rare cases, the opposite may happen: a shorter word may be replaced by a longer one, either coined or borrowed, because the writer thinks [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness using longer words]] [[DelusionsOfEloquence makes his character (or himself) seem more intelligent]]. See "irregardless" below (in the less pedantic subpage) for an example of pompous writers trying to create a word; compare PerfectlyCromulentWord.
6th Aug '15 7:53:55 AM Jeduthun
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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.

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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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