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Do words hurt? If you're a weak minded fool.
Originally posted by Wang Tang
reply to post by Kashai
If an old man dies from shouting insults at him, he is probably a weak minded fool... as I said.
defamation of character
1 Law a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation. Compare with slander.
• the action or crime of publishing such a statement: a councilor who sued two national newspapers for libel | [ as modifier ] : a libel action.
• a false and malicious statement about a person.
• a thing or circumstance that brings undeserved discredit on a person by misrepresentation.
2 (in admiralty and ecclesiastical law) a plaintiff's written declaration.
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation: he is suing the TV network for slander. Compare with libel.
• a false and malicious spoken statement: I've had just about all I can stomach of your slanders.
the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something: his reputation was tarnished by allegations that he had taken bribes.
• a widespread belief that someone or something has a particular habit or characteristic: his knowledge of his subject earned him a reputation as an expert.
1 the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual: running away was not in keeping with her character.
• the distinctive nature of something: gas lamps give the area its character.
• the quality of being individual, typically in an interesting or unusual way: the island is full of character.
• strength and originality in a person's nature: she had character as well as beauty.
• a person's good reputation: to what do I owe this attack on my character?
• dated a written statement of someone's good qualities; a recommendation.
2 a person in a novel, play, or movie.
• a part played by an actor.
• [ with adj. ] a person seen in terms of a particular aspect of character: he was a larger-than-life character | shady characters.
• informal an interesting or amusing individual: he's a real character.
3 a printed or written letter or symbol.
• Computing a symbol representing a letter or number.
4 chiefly Biology a characteristic, esp. one that assists in the identification of a species.
noun ( pl. vanities )
1 excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements: it flattered his vanity to think I was in love with him | the personal vanities and ambitions of politicians.
No don't be silly, its the voice. The voice is never separated from the words.
So in the case of a voice omitted loudly into your ear it would hurt you physically. Your analogy was impotent and out of place as punching someone has nothing to do with words.
Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
reply to post by Itisnowagain
Do you always attack people instead of their arguments when you debate a topic?
Does your opinion say more about me or more about you?
edit on 10-5-2013 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)