History YouKeepUsingThatWord / LessPedantic

9th Jun '17 3:22:52 PM nombretomado
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* '''AsymmetricMultiplayer''', as originally defined by Creator/{{Nintendo}} in reference to certain WiiU games, is a multiplayer mode in which the different players have totally different roles and capabilities, unlike most multiplayer games, where all the players are generally doing the same thing and playing the game the same way. This does ''not'' include games where players can be different characters (e.g., a magic user and a sword user) with slightly different abilities but carry out essentially the same goal in the same way. This instead refers to games where the roles, abilities and gameplay experience are drastically different. Misuse of the term became an issue with ''VideoGame/StarTrekTheVideoGame'' and several other games revealed and/or discussed in the period during/after [=E3=] 2012, when the development teams for the games claimed that their CoOpMultiplayer counted as Asymmetric Multiplayer (probably stemming from a desire to [[FollowTheLeader ride on the coattails of the initial Wii U hype]]).

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* '''AsymmetricMultiplayer''', as originally defined by Creator/{{Nintendo}} in reference to certain WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU games, is a multiplayer mode in which the different players have totally different roles and capabilities, unlike most multiplayer games, where all the players are generally doing the same thing and playing the game the same way. This does ''not'' include games where players can be different characters (e.g., a magic user and a sword user) with slightly different abilities but carry out essentially the same goal in the same way. This instead refers to games where the roles, abilities and gameplay experience are drastically different. Misuse of the term became an issue with ''VideoGame/StarTrekTheVideoGame'' and several other games revealed and/or discussed in the period during/after [=E3=] 2012, when the development teams for the games claimed that their CoOpMultiplayer counted as Asymmetric Multiplayer (probably stemming from a desire to [[FollowTheLeader ride on the coattails of the initial Wii U hype]]).
4th Jun '17 8:47:43 AM nombretomado
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* '''Entitled''' means that someone is given a title, authority or ''rightful'' ownership of something. Some people however use it as if it meant the opposite, "someone is claiming to deserve something, although he doesn't". Even on TVTropes - see EntitledBastard, EntitledToHaveYou. The usage here refers to an unearned ''subjective feeling'' of entitlement, hence the common expression "sense of entitlement" - the person in question ''feels'' they deserve something, even though they don't. The correct way to use "entitled" would be saying the person feels or acts like they are entitled to something, not that they are "being" entitled.

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* '''Entitled''' means that someone is given a title, authority or ''rightful'' ownership of something. Some people however use it as if it meant the opposite, "someone is claiming to deserve something, although he doesn't". Even on TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes - see EntitledBastard, EntitledToHaveYou. The usage here refers to an unearned ''subjective feeling'' of entitlement, hence the common expression "sense of entitlement" - the person in question ''feels'' they deserve something, even though they don't. The correct way to use "entitled" would be saying the person feels or acts like they are entitled to something, not that they are "being" entitled.
16th May '17 5:14:25 PM nombretomado
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** An asexual can and often does experience attraction but it's more of the platonic/aesthetic type. There are as many different types of asexuals as sexuals, but it should really be pointed out that it has nothing to do with desiring relationships. There are many sexuals who do not desire relationships, for example, Creator/CharlieSheen's character on ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.

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** An asexual can and often does experience attraction but it's more of the platonic/aesthetic type. There are as many different types of asexuals as sexuals, but it should really be pointed out that it has nothing to do with desiring relationships. There are many sexuals who do not desire relationships, for example, Creator/CharlieSheen's character on ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.
13th Apr '17 5:48:17 PM WarriorsGate
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* '''Pilot''' does not simply mean "the first episode of a TV show". It should be used if, and ''only'' if, the episode is made by itself with the intention of shopping it around to various networks who will then pick it up as a series. ''Film/PulpFiction'', which popularized the term, actually made this distinction, but along the way the word has become conflated with '''premiere'''. This usage is especially incorrect when referring to animated shows, which often get a whole season commissioned in advance due to animation lead time, and the pilot or pitch demo, often made cheaply and quickly, is simply redone.

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* '''Pilot''' does not simply mean "the first episode of a TV show". It should be used if, and ''only'' if, the episode is made by itself with the intention of shopping it around to various networks who will then pick judge whether it up works well enough to commission a whole series, as in a series."pilot program". ''Film/PulpFiction'', which popularized the term, actually made this distinction, but along the way the word has become conflated with '''premiere'''. This usage is especially incorrect when referring to animated shows, which often get a whole season commissioned in advance due to animation lead time, and the pilot or pitch demo, often made cheaply and quickly, is simply redone.
8th Apr '17 1:04:27 PM nombretomado
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* '''Quean''' does not mean, as [[{{Redwall}} Brian Jacques]] claimed in interviews about ''The Sable Quean'', "wicked woman". Nor, as some readers might assume, does it mean "queen". It means "prostitute" or "promiscuous woman". Then again, this is probably actually a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

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* '''Quean''' does not mean, as [[{{Redwall}} [[{{Literature/Redwall}} Brian Jacques]] claimed in interviews about ''The Sable Quean'', "wicked woman". Nor, as some readers might assume, does it mean "queen". It means "prostitute" or "promiscuous woman". Then again, this is probably actually a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
30th Mar '17 3:11:55 AM Folamh3
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* The term '''reboot''' is sometimes used in reference to a new installment of a franchise that differs from the original in terms of art style or premise, when the term specifically applies to [[ContinuityReboot an adaptation that restarts continuity for the sake of telling a new interpretation of the franchise's characters and events]]. If the new series is still in continuity with the original incarnation, then it would be a '''revival'''.

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* The term '''reboot''' is sometimes used in reference to a new installment of a franchise that differs from the original in terms of art style or premise, when the term specifically applies to [[ContinuityReboot an adaptation that restarts continuity for the sake of telling a new interpretation of the franchise's characters and events]]. If the new series is still in continuity with the original incarnation, then it would be a '''revival'''.'''revival''' (some people distinguish between the former and latter using the terms '''hard reboot''' and '''soft reboot''').
28th Mar '17 9:05:48 AM Mimic1990
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* Contrary to what some believe, '''arbitrary''' does not mean the same thing as "random" or "ever-changing." It refers to a decision, definition, or policy which ''lacks a basis in prior precedent''. It is true that policies based largely on arbitration usually change rapidly and seemingly at random, but that is only a side effect. It is not the definition of the word.
20th Mar '17 4:04:39 PM HighCrate
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** I used to regularly hear "I could care less, but that would require effort." I always figured "I could care less" to be an abbreviation of that phrase.
20th Mar '17 8:09:39 AM arkady
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** I used to regularly hear "I could care less, but that would require effort." I always figured "I could care less" to be an abbreviation of that phrase.
5th Feb '17 12:11:42 PM TropesForever
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* '''{{Muppet}}''', apart from use as an insult, is repeatedly used (even on ThisVeryWiki!) to refer to advanced rubber puppets of the type seen in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' and ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In reality, Creator/JimHenson himself said that those characters are not Muppets, but rather [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppets_vs_Creatures Creatures]]. ''Muppet'' refers specifically to the felt-type characters seen in ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and ''Series/FraggleRock''. It's also a trademarked name, meaning that if Creator/{{Disney}} (the currect rights holder for the name) doesn't say something is a Muppet, it's not a Muppet. (*Cough*[[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]]*cough*)
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