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Trent Trueheart

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Subj: Re: Just a comment on this...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 at 07:15:59 pm CST (Viewed 576 times)
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 at 11:11:51 am CST (Viewed 568 times)

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      My dictionary says, "The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things." But whatever. There are several definitions, so cherry pick to your content. Competence is a valid criterion to judge, not what a person looks like for whatever reason, unless looks are a major part of the job duties (basically, just acting/modeling).

    The my dictionary comment drives me nuts. When people do this they accidently or purposely trying to redefine a discussion or argument. They are changing the very language used in the discussion. People cannot freely exchange ideas if one person starts changing the meaning of the words used in a discussion according to their feelings about the word.

    I don't mean how words change over time...I mean in the very discussion itself...might as well be speaking in a language the other person doesn't know.

I think the problem is that even if you're using the same words, people can have different ideas about what they mean. If you're going to have a conversation with someone, each side might have to define certain words in order to reach an understanding.

Isnt that what Websters is for?

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