[Taxacom] Objective synonyms?
releech at telusplanet.net
Sat May 29 11:19:37 CDT 2010
We seem to have replaced John's rhetoric with that from
Stephen and Curtis and others. Could we please minimize
all this and leave the topic alone?
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From: "Curtis Clark" <lists at curtisclark.org>
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Objective synonyms?
> Tom and I are in agreement on this, and I think he is probably as
> surprised as I by Stephen Thorpe calling a homotypic new combination a
> subjective synonym.
> On 5/29/2010 9:04 AM, Thomas G. Lammers wrote:
>> "Stupid" and "Idiotic" are synonyms, fide Roget's
>> Thesaurus. One is NOT the "correct" word and the other somehow
>> inappropriate or lacking or erroneous.
> Isn't "idiotic" a junior synonym of "stupid"? :-)
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