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SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.

Harvey Dent

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Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53500 on: September 29, 2008, 10:02:29 AM »
And is it acceptable usage?

My thought process, followed by my answer:

1. Silence is good.

2. Eliminating unnecessary words increases silence, and therefore good.

3. Everyone will understand "I've never been!" to mean "I've never been there!" given the context of the exchange.

4. "There" is an unnecessary word in the sentence "I've never been there".

5. Eliminating the word "there" increases silence, and therefore good.

So yes.

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Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53501 on: September 29, 2008, 10:39:29 AM »
Salutations.  Long-time lurker, first-time poster.  Would it be acceptable for me to post in this thread?  Thank you for your time and attention.

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Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53502 on: September 29, 2008, 10:39:48 AM »
Also, I am taking avatar suggestions.

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Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53503 on: September 29, 2008, 10:41:08 AM »
Prestigious triple post!

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Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53504 on: September 29, 2008, 10:51:30 AM »
Also, I am taking avatar suggestions.


Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53505 on: September 29, 2008, 12:39:09 PM »
5. Eliminating the word "there" increases silence, and therefore good.

So yes.

I'm just curious because it's something I've noticed creep into the language over the last year.  Now I hear it pretty much every day.



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Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53508 on: September 29, 2008, 12:43:27 PM »
it does, at that!  depends how his touching policy works

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Re: SFLSD: Shouldn't we all?
« Reply #53509 on: September 29, 2008, 01:02:21 PM »
And is it acceptable usage?

My thought process, followed by my answer:

1. Silence is good.

2. Eliminating unnecessary words increases silence, and therefore good.

3. Everyone will understand "I've never been!" to mean "I've never been there!" given the context of the exchange.

4. "There" is an unnecessary word in the sentence "I've never been there".

5. Eliminating the word "there" increases silence, and therefore good.

So yes.


Why is "there" an unnecessary word?  I don't like your faulty assumption in point 3.