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#1 2006-01-20 04:11:24

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'sermantics' for 'semantics'

This odd word combines ‘semantics’ and ‘sermon.’ Semantics, in the colloquial sense, is an excessive concern with the proper form of expression. Like sermonizing, it connotes a preachy and self-righteous attitude, making the combination a natural. 180+ ghits, e.g.,

Life is NOT sermantics its real.
www.planetjitsu.com/viewtopic.php?t=124 … =8c06f2467

my point is, look for the positive understanding rather than getting lost in
sermantics.
www.wujichuan.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php? … 4207b0c1f3

with all due respect, and as others’ have already mentioned, The rest is surely
just sermantics/pedantry.
invisionfree.com/forums/worldofstuart/ar/t1306.htm

Could everyone stop the one upmanship and sermantics game.
www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=19095

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