posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 12:30 AM
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: namelesss
u am using the concept of " intuition " that a vast majority of people use - if you want to demand that we only use the definition you dictate - then
hey - have fun - in your echo chamber
The definitions used by the vast majority of people who are without experience or Knowledge, or the ability to think for themselves, have little
option but to parrot their current dictionary (and there are many dictionaries)/ common usage.
Funny thing about language, though, is that despite the 'consensus', as Knowledge and data improve, even if it begins with a single eye actually open,
the force of such Truth will change the entire meaning in many instances.
"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the
circumstances and time in which it is used." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Seems to be YOU in the 'echo chamber'.
I have no problem defining the words that I use, upon request, so that intelligent people can engage in an intelligent discussion.
If the level of your conversation is bound by ignorant, slavish adherence to current dictionary definitions, and the consensus of the ignorant masses,
that is just super, but we will be having few conversations.
Really? Have you no experience that might put some commonly used term into a considerably different (deeper) meaning/light, as per your