History YouKeepUsingThatWord / LessPedantic

4th Feb '16 7:35:05 PM Eagal
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Bigtroy is a god among men. I will thank you not to besmirch his good reputation by associating him with bigotry. >=(
** Similarly, people often use '''discrimination''' to mean negative treatment based on prejudice. In fact, discrimination simply means ''any'' differential treatment, regardless of what such differentiation is based on or whether such treatment is positive or negative. Which is why we have an article for PositiveDiscrimination. Discrimination can and is perfectly rational and justifiable in many situations: for instance, the practice of hiring the more qualified candidate for a job is a form of discrimination. Another example would be to discriminate between foods one likes and doesn't like (i.e. ordering the strawberry shortcake over the apple pie because you do not like cinnamon)--this last sort of "discrimination" is why "discriminating" is a compliment in dealing with matters of taste (e.g. the ''discriminating'' wine-drinker can tell the ''Grand Cru'' Bordeaux from the [[ATankardOfMooseUrine plonk]], and is considered to have Good Taste because he "discriminates" in favour of the former over the latter).
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** Similarly, people often use '''discrimination''' to mean negative treatment based on prejudice. In fact, discrimination simply means ''any'' differential treatment, regardless of what such differentiation is based on or whether such treatment is positive or negative. Which is why we have an article for PositiveDiscrimination. Discrimination can and is perfectly rational and justifiable in many situations: for instance, the practice of hiring the more qualified candidate for a job is a form of discrimination. Another example would be to discriminate between foods one likes and doesn't like (i.e. ordering the strawberry shortcake over the apple pie because you do not like cinnamon)--this last sort of "discrimination" is why "discriminating" is a compliment in dealing with matters of taste (e.g. the ''discriminating'' wine-drinker can tell the ''Grand Cru'' Bordeaux from the [[ATankardOfMooseUrine plonk]], and is considered to have Good Taste because he "discriminates" in favour of the former over the latter). You will often see this used correctly in military contexts. If armed forces are said to be indiscriminate, they have crossed the MoralEventHorizon.

*** You will often see this used correctly in military contexts. If armed forces are said to be indiscriminate, they have crossed the MoralEventHorizon. *** "Reverse Racism" is supposed to mean when an assumed minority (or more appropriately, dominated category: while black people were always a majority in South Africa, they were very much a dominated category in South Africa under the Apartheid) acts racist towards majority members, an assumption that a majority member is being racist to a minority member when in fact they're showing them preference. It's also used pejoratively when a majority member feels that they are being discriminated against because they are in the majority. These are all cases of racism; reverse racism would logically be the same as total equality. *** Bigtroy when dislike of people different than yourself veers towards intolerance. Racism is system designed to belittle a group of people based on things largely outside of their control. They do work well together but it is possible for someone who is not necessarily a bigot to still possess very racist ideologies (commonly telegraphed by "I'm not a racist but..")
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*** You will often see this used correctly in military contexts. If armed forces are said to be indiscriminate, they have crossed the MoralEventHorizon. *** ** "Reverse Racism" is supposed to mean when an assumed minority (or more appropriately, dominated category: while black people were always a majority in South Africa, they were very much a dominated category in South Africa under the Apartheid) acts racist towards majority members, an assumption that a majority member is being racist to a minority member when in fact they're showing them preference. It's also used pejoratively when a majority member feels that they are being discriminated against because they are in the majority. These are all cases of racism; reverse racism would logically be the same as total equality. *** Bigtroy when dislike ** '''Bigotry''' is often generalized into discrimination of people different any kind. In actuality, [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bigotry bigotry]] is merely intolerance of beliefs other than yourself veers towards intolerance. Racism is system designed to belittle a group of people based on things largely outside of their control. They do work well together but it is possible for someone who is one's own. Other factors, such as race, are not necessarily a bigot relevant to still possess very racist ideologies (commonly telegraphed by "I'm not a racist but..")the designation.
4th Feb '16 4:47:00 PM randomuser2349
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* In common use, '''rape''' and '''sexual assault''' are used interchangeably. '''Sexual assault''' is defined as any physical sexual contact perpetrated against a person without their consent or otherwise against their will. '''Rape''' is a specific form of sexual assault involving penetration.
3rd Feb '16 5:40:23 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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*** Bigtroy when dislike of people different than yourself veers towards intolerance. Racism is system designed to belittle a group of people based on things largely outside of their control. They do work well together but it is possible for someone who is not necessarily a bigot to still possess very racist ideologies (commonly telegraphed by "I'm not a racist but..")

* In the context of wrestling, an '''escape''' is where one frees themselves from a hold, a '''counter''' is where one turns a hold being applied to them into a hold of their own and a '''reversal''' is a specific counter that results in you applying the hold your opponent just had you in. The confusion was referenced in Wrestling/RingOfHonor when Wrestling/CMPunk argued he shouldn't have been cost a rope break when he used them to reverse an arm hold applied by Wrestling/AJStyles instead of using them to as a means of escape.
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* In the context of wrestling, an '''escape''' is where one frees themselves from a hold, a '''counter''' is where one turns a hold being applied to them into a hold of their own and a '''reversal''' is a specific counter that results in you applying the hold your opponent just had you in. ** The confusion was referenced in Wrestling/RingOfHonor when Wrestling/CMPunk argued he shouldn't have been cost a rope break when he used them to reverse an arm hold applied by Wrestling/AJStyles instead of using them to as a means of escape.escape. Unfortunately Punk allowed Styles to escape while arguing, weakening his own point and requiring ROH [[ObviousRulePatch to take another look at the rules]]. ** In TNA, Don West had to explain the significance of someone finding a counter to the Canadian destroyer used by Petey William, after the fans had likely seen the move blocked, escaped or otherwise negated dozens of time. Even then, the move itself may never have been countered before but attempts to apply it had.
30th Jan '16 6:08:08 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In the context of wrestling, an '''escape''' is where one frees themselves from a hold, a '''counter''' is where one turns a hold being applied to them into a hold of their own and a '''reversal''' is a specific counter that results in you applying the hold your opponent just had you in. The confusion was referenced in Wrestling/RingOfHonor when Wrestling/CMPunk argued he shouldn't have been cost a rope break when he used them to reverse an arm hold applied by Wrestling/AJStyles instead of using them to as a means of escape.

24th Jan '16 10:01:46 AM AnotherGuy
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** The Independent Spirit Awards had to actually redefine its criteria for nominations after ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' won Best Picture. While it was technically an independent film, its budget was $7M, and not in the spirit (pun recognized) of the intent of the awards to give low budget films their own recognition.
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** The Independent Spirit Awards had to actually redefine its criteria for nominations after ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' won Best Picture. While it was technically an independent film, its budget was $7M, and not in the spirit (pun recognized) of the intent of the awards awards, which was intended to give low budget films their own recognition.
24th Jan '16 10:00:56 AM AnotherGuy
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* In the entertainment industry, there are '''indie''' developers (short for independent) that create and release their own works without relying on a 3rd party to assist in their project, such as major developers or publishers. However, people often get meaning of indie movies/games/etc. wrong and think it means the product was made by people who did not have a lot of money. This also leads people to believe that indie developers that make a ton of money off of their work or use a major publisher to get their product out to the public have "sold out" to major corporations. In short, as long as a group of developers have total control over their creations and don't have anyone outside of their group influencing their work, then the developers are indie, whether they are large or small, profitable or unprofitable.
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* In the entertainment industry, there are '''indie''' producers and developers (short for independent) that create and release their own works without relying on a 3rd party to assist in their project, such as major developers or publishers. However, people often get meaning of indie movies/games/etc. wrong and think it means the product was made by people who did not have a lot of money. This also leads people to believe that indie developers that make a ton of money off of their work or use a major publisher to get their product out to the public have "sold out" to major corporations. In short, as long as a group of developers have total control over their creations and don't have anyone outside of their group influencing their work, then the developers are indie, whether they are large or small, profitable or unprofitable.unprofitable. ** The Independent Spirit Awards had to actually redefine its criteria for nominations after ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' won Best Picture. While it was technically an independent film, its budget was $7M, and not in the spirit (pun recognized) of the intent of the awards to give low budget films their own recognition.
24th Jan '16 9:55:48 AM AnotherGuy
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** Likewise, '''it's''', and '''its''' have similar misuse. "Its" is a possessive pronoun that's usually used to describe what belongs to the subject in the sentence. "It's" is the contraction of "it is". If "it is" can fit into the sentence, then "its" is not the correct word. Likewise, if there's a sign of the subject having possession in the sentence, then "it's" does not apply.
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** Likewise, '''it's''', and '''its''' have similar misuse. "Its" is a possessive pronoun that's usually used to describe what belongs to the subject in the sentence. "It's" is the contraction of "it is". If "it is" can fit into the sentence, then "its" is not the correct word. Likewise, if there's a sign of the subject having possession in the sentence, then "it's" does not apply. (A good way to make sure it's being used correctly is to speak the phrase as if there's no contraction. For example, "It's red" = "It is red" is correct. "It's walls" = "It is walls" is incorrect, and should be "Its walls".)
24th Jan '16 9:48:52 AM AnotherGuy
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** Likewise, getting a preview of something means getting a '''sneak peek'''. A "sneak peak" would be a [[https://twitter.com/StealthMountain stealth mountain]].
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** Likewise, getting a preview of something means getting a '''sneak peek'''. A "sneak peak" would be a [[https://twitter.com/StealthMountain stealth mountain]]. In fact, someone's interest may be piqued by a good peek.
24th Jan '16 9:47:19 AM AnotherGuy
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** Also: By the millions of years their species have been around with few significant changes, two of the least highly evolved creatures are alligators and sharks. Evolution doesn't have any direction, but once it stumbles on a winning combination, it is ''really good at sticking with it''.
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** Also: By the millions of years their species have been around with few significant changes, two of the least highly evolved creatures are alligators and sharks. Evolution doesn't have any direction, but once it stumbles on a winning combination, it is ''really good at sticking with it''. Some prominent biologists have used sharks as examples that sapience and intelligence are not evolutionary imperatives, and that they are in fact entirely up to chance.
24th Jan '16 9:32:54 AM AnotherGuy
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* '''Venomous''' and '''poisonous''' are not interchangeable, which is a common mistake in usage. ''Venomous'' means the subject has the ability tao actively transmit poison. ''Poisonous'' means the subject transmits poison passively (ie. is eaten). Therefore, a poisonous snake means that it will poison those eating it, while a venomous snake means it will poison its victims by biting them and injecting toxins. Some confusion is understandable, as venomous creatures are usually also poisonous, but they're not the same thing.
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* '''Venomous''' and '''poisonous''' are not interchangeable, which is a common mistake in usage. ''Venomous'' means the subject has the ability tao to actively transmit poison. ''Poisonous'' means the subject transmits poison passively (ie. is eaten). Therefore, a poisonous snake means that it will poison those eating it, while a venomous snake means it will poison its victims by biting them and injecting toxins. Some confusion is understandable, as venomous creatures are usually also poisonous, but they're not the same thing.
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