Julian Cope presents Head Heritage

Head To Head
Log In
U-Know! Forum »
Young, Nazi and Proud
Log In to post a reply

65 messages
Topic View: Flat | Threaded
10943 posts

Re: schizothreadic
Nov 05, 2002, 13:54
As I said ... during everyday goings-on of course colloquialisms and modern usage of words is what communicating is all about.

Having said that, I would, in certain circumstances, rather be sure that what I say is not going to be misinterpretted than appear cool, hip or with-it and be misunderstood.

Add to that, It is better to be certain of being able to make your point without the diversion of having to explain your useage of a word when some anal/picky twat decides that his only hope is to make you sound and look like a complete cunt over a word usage.

There you go. How can he make me 'look like a complete cunt'? Well, he'd have to have a very detailed anatomical diagram for a start, otherwise he might fuck up at the first hurdle, which is, 'complete'. The rest of the challenge may be a little messy.

The predefinition of an unusual word usage in a document, such as a thesis, is precisely to stop the above happening. You are defining a language of your own - for the context of that document ONLY, not for the world to understand. You are, by making that definition, admittedly using a word in a way that some (or a lot of) people will not understand and therefore is actually counter to your arguments.
Topic Outline:

U-Know! Forum Index