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Left Boob Oscillator
Left Boob Oscillator
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

wracket wrote:
You are twisting around linguistic principles by doing this, LBO. I know it's your M.O., but it's unnecessary and deceitful.

Let anyone who's interested (though I can't imagine many would be) judge for themselves:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/worship

Or should I just play your game and take the word back to its Proto-Indo-European root?


Any dictionary will give several meanings that differ slightly in connotation. So, one could say you have a bias in choosing a dictionary.

Nov 11, 2008, 16:41


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Left Boob Oscillator
Left Boob Oscillator
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

wracket wrote:
Left Boob Oscillator wrote:
You're in disagreement with one of the modern definitions of worship, not the middle english meaning.


I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that we were carrying out our conversations on the board in Middle English. Boy, is my face red.



As it should be...In this case, the middle english word is closer to the true meaning.

To worship does not mean what you think it does.

Nov 11, 2008, 16:43


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wracket
wracket
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

One could, but I chose that site because it gives about five different dictionaries' interpretations for any given word. So one would seem a bit silly in doing so.

Nov 11, 2008, 16:44


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wracket
wracket
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Left Boob Oscillator wrote:
In this case, the middle english word is closer to the true meaning.

To worship does not mean what you think it does.


The "true" meaning, eh? LBO, you've got this linguistics things down pat!

Nov 11, 2008, 16:45


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Left Boob Oscillator
Left Boob Oscillator
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

That's merely your opinion on the matter.

Nov 11, 2008, 16:45


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Left Boob Oscillator
Left Boob Oscillator
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

wracket wrote:
Left Boob Oscillator wrote:
In this case, the middle english word is closer to the true meaning.

To worship does not mean what you think it does.


The "true" meaning, eh? LBO, you've got this linguistics things down pat!



Thanks. I should know, after all. I am one who worships, and you are one who does not.

Nov 11, 2008, 16:46


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wracket
wracket
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

What's merely my opinion? That the site provides a multitude of sources so as to account for your original claim of "bias"? That you (often) sound silly?

I'll give you the last one...that is most definitely my opinion.

Nov 11, 2008, 16:48


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wracket
wracket
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Left Boob Oscillator wrote:
Thanks. I should know, after all. I am one who worships, and you are one who does not.


Perfect!

Nov 11, 2008, 16:48


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Left Boob Oscillator
Left Boob Oscillator
1371 posts

Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

wracket wrote:
Left Boob Oscillator wrote:
Thanks. I should know, after all. I am one who worships, and you are one who does not.


Perfect!


If you want to learn about baking, do you go to a baker, or do you go to someone who knows the definition of "to bake" from dictionary.com?

Nov 11, 2008, 16:52


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Left Boob Oscillator
Left Boob Oscillator
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Re: Christian fist fight at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

wracket wrote:
What's merely my opinion?


That someone would seem silly for questioning dictionary.com. I don't like that dictionary site in general. Webster has more depth of meaning and connotation in its definitions.

Nov 11, 2008, 16:53

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