off list questions
Linux for blind general discussion
blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Jun 23 13:00:35 UTC 2020
Hello Al and everyone else.
How may I write to someone, if I want to explore a linux topic with someone off list?
> On Jun 22, 2020, at 8:03 PM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> My objection to using "literally" figuratively is that we then have to find a new word for literally. In the example here, "exploded" is enough and is figurative anyway.
> I'll skip the other stuff, and take a second of amusement that this became a topic on a Linux list. (Then again, computers are quite literal--in their numeric fashion.
> On 6/22/20 6:47 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Yeah, I don't really get the objection to the word "share" in the
>> context of telling someone about an experience, and while saying
>> someone has issues is vaguer than saying someone's nuts, I don't
>> really see such as euphemistic... granted, someone having issues could
>> just as easily refer to everyday stress and/or bad luck.
>> I'm also okay with the word "literally" being used figuratively(e.g.
>> saying someone literally exploded as metaphor/hyperbole for a fit of
>> Then again, perhaps my inner linguist is just more of a descriptivist
>> than a prescriptivist.
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