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May 18, 2011
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I have to admit that I agree with BobH on the period abuse. It has also occurred to me that this was a new fad... and I don't like it one bit. I feel like I'm reading the prose of a manic writer, and it is utterly exhausting. Why do phrases have to be like video-clips? I can stand a few clips with their stroboscopic flow of images, but I when I read I expect to relax. Besides, I find it childish... if you cannot construct an appealing and well sounding phrase, do something else. Sheesh!
Well articulated njtt! There is no problem whatsoever with "I want it that way"; I like it that way", or "I prefer it that way"... these phrases mean different things, and as said by njtt above - adding an "in" would change the meaning completely.
Oh wait! It is a word!!! In the Dictionary the example (and correct spelling) is " the child slumbered fitfully". There you go!
"Nod off" seems correct. Doze off could be another... but it seems the question is to find a word, not a composite one, right? Hmmm... "slumbered"? "he slumbered, then was awaken"....? Tricky... that's my 2 cents, maybe only worth that much! ;0)
Interesting topic. I think misleading is worse than lying. Let me explain my perspective...Misleading someone is lying with intent to trick that person into believing in a falsely candid truth. Most misleading statements are framed in part-truth, and that is what makes this practice particularly egregious. Anyone who hears a statement where enough truth is present, will consequently trust that statement as being a whole truth. Misleading is the number one political tool. Part truth, hidden truth (the one needing to be lied about). Lying on the other hand can be less consequential. Good manners for example, are often rooted in what we call "white lies". Example; How does my hair look? - Wonderful! (all the while thinking it looks pretty disastrous). To not hurt feelings, we all use lying as tool for kindness and politeness. Someone who would tell the truth 100% of the time would quickly be judged as a heel -- and justly so. As for more important lies (like adultery ones), they are all with the intent of misleading another. So misleading seems to take the cake here. Well, that's my take on this. Obviously, it's more complicated than that.
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