Why Do People

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by StrangerInAStrangeLand, May 9, 2015.

  1. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Perhaps they really do hate the person. It's hard to respect a hypocrite, because it's very difficult to engage them in a productive conversation.
     
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  3. Hipparchia Registered Senior Member

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    You might as well ask why do people say anything that is imprecise, inaccurate, ambiguous, illogical, self-contradictory, etc. Becos they is peoples.
     
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  5. akoreamerican Registered Senior Member

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    its because they have stopped taking steps towards god, they no longer care. to give respect to those that show you respect is good, but showing respect to those that do not show you respect is godly.
     
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  7. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I am tempted to refute that but not in this thread or this section of the forum. That belongs in Religion if it belongs in this forum at all.

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  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Why do people say "I've never seen anything like it in all my life"? Or "There's none better in all the world"?
    If I've never seen anything like it, what the heck does "in all my life" mean???
    If there's none better, what is the purpose of "in all the world"???

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  9. akoreamerican Registered Senior Member

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    they have seen something like it in a different life, there is something better in a different world
     
  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    For many years, many people often said Sue and me checked on them, Cindy and me didn't hear the storm & so on & on.
    For some years now, it has been the opposite. Such as : The police told John and I to stay away from the crime scene & She gave the leftover pizza to Rose and I & so on ad nauseum.

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  11. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Why the heck do people so often say "Are you all right?" when the person is clearly not all right???

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  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    If you can get the injured person to talk, that tells you a lot about his condition. Simply being able to talk is a good sign. Being able to describe symptoms is even better.
     
  13. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    In that case, "How's your mother?" Would be more sensible.

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