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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-01-19 23:11:24

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. … =8c06f2467

my point is, look for the positive understanding rather than getting lost in
sermantics. … 4207b0c1f3

with all due respect, and as others’ have already mentioned, The rest is surely
just sermantics/pedantry.

Could everyone stop the one upmanship and sermantics game.



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