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the word is "SKEPTIC" not "SCEPTIC"

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posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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British people please get this one thing straight for your American friends.
"sceptic" reminds us of sewage and besides it is wrongly used here at ATS.


To be "a Skeptic" means that the person adheres to the method of scientific skepticism. This is different to being "sceptical" which means to be doubtful.


www.skeptics.org.uk...




posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 01:08 PM
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en.wikipedia.org...


[edit on 7/11/2008 by altered_states]
wapedia.mobi...

[edit on 7/11/2008 by altered_states]



posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 01:09 PM
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it would appear that you are mistaken. its just another word to describe the same thing..

www.thefreedictionary.com...



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by DaleGribble
it would appear that you are mistaken. its just another word to describe the same thing..

www.thefreedictionary.com...

nope, not mistaken, it does remind me of sewage.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:17 PM
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Septic is the word that could be used to describe sewage.

Also can be used to describe a medical condition where there is infection.

I'm sure there are other ways the word septic may be used.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by Fathom
nope, not mistaken, it does remind me of sewage.


Maybe this is quite appropriate in most cases after all?

Being justifiably skeptical is natural, but it seems to me that a lot of people today have made skepticism like a dull philosophy to itself, especially with the sarcastic and vitriolic types that seem to see nothing worth liking in the world, and everything worth deriding. Maybe a sense of universal irony here?



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by Fathom
British people please get this one thing straight for your American friends.
"sceptic" reminds us of sewage and besides it is wrongly used here at ATS.



''Sceptic'' is the proper English way to spell it, do you think I or anyone else from the UK would actually start spelling it in a different way just because it reminds you of s%$? We spawned the language and now you are trying to tell us how to spell?

Unbelievable.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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Colour and color

Honour and honor

Sceptic and skeptic

Variations based on location are a normal thing and far below any level of real importance.

IMHO, of course, y'all.




posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:47 PM
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They'll be wanting us to use Z instead of S next.

As in privatisation and civilised etc...


America has bastardiSed our language enough already...



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:58 PM
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I think both languages spell things stupidly. We didn't bastardiZe anything that you didn't already.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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I can understand the reason why you are paranoid about the word sceptic and it sounding like septic.

Heres a little task for you, so you can discover for yourself.

- Go to Urban Dictionary
- Type in septic in the search box
- Read results
- Get over it



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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When the president of the United States learns to say the word NU-CLE-AR and not "new-cue-lar" then you can gripe and complain about trivialities like this.

Until then...



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 08:05 PM
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Old English is just a Germanic language anyways.

ie. belief is from 'to love'

The English started this hatchet job and, through coloniZing, spread it throughout the world.



Want to hear the pure language? Go visit Germany and the 'Low Countries' like Holland/Belgium.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 08:30 PM
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ColoniSation brought the world a universal language in the form of English, although some would say that's a grEy area


I wonder why esperanto never caught on?



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 08:58 PM
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Language is a funny thing I grew up alway spelling things a certain way, just to find they are spelt differently now.

[edit on 14-7-2008 by SpeakerofTruth]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 09:05 PM
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...and another thing, this is a British website after all....


[edit on 14/7/2008 by ANOK]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 09:31 PM
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If it's truly British and NOT English, then why isn't the language here Gaelic?



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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The word is Skeptic not Sceptic.


And the word Skeptic is [definitely] not Septic.

So if you want to be Skeptic try not to be choking or like a desease on others.


 


Sorry, I hit edit instead of quote

My bad

[edit on 14/7/08 by masqua]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by Incarnated
The word is Skeptic not Sceptic.


In America, skeptic is the norm as sceptic is in England. This is the same as honour and honor are different between those two countries


And the word Skeptic is [definitely] not Septic.


Aye. This is so and t'will yet be true on the morrow for oft 'tis said we bear our proud traditions to distant shores where they ken us not nor abide to our noble ways, yet shall we prevail (somewhat). Pip pip, hurrah.


So if you want to be Skeptic try not to be choking or like a desease on others.


Sort of an LTD which binds the throat? (Linguistically Transmitted Disease)

Try speaking the gutteral G's in German or Dutch. It's like coughing up phlegm.




 


[edit on 14/7/08 by masqua]

[edit on 14/7/08 by masqua]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 11:36 PM
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Brita, La angla, kiu prizorg? Tio, ke vere ne estis la punkto.

Edited to add...


Sceptic is more commonly used in the British Commonwealth, while in the US skeptic is used instead.

Source

And again seeing as this is a BRITISH website....

And I guess I should add this
just so you all don't take me too seriously...

Or should that be y'all, haven't got a hang of that Americanism yet.

[edit on 14/7/2008 by ANOK]




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