[ExI] comprisition, was: New Bioscience Company Raises $15 Million to Revive Woolly Mammoth
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 13:20:38 UTC 2021
I once kept a list of words that had 'up' added to it. Pages and pages
before I finally quit. Many of them made no sense at all. The house burned
down - the people burned up.
The winner in the odd category: 'up under the house'. Why not 'down'?
Odd. bill w
On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 8:41 PM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On 2021-9-16 09:34, SR Ballard via extropy-chat wrote:
> > English has a long tradition of verb+preposition meaning
> > something different than simply the verb.
> > Example:
> > Break
> > Outbreak
> > Break out
> > Break in
> > Break up
> > Break down
> > Etc.
> > Breaking up with your boyfriend and breaking him are not even nearly
> > the same, and compare that to breaking in or breaking out with him?
> The only preposition here is 'with'. There may be better examples but
> this isn't one.
> > And besides that, why can’t we speak casually on an email list? Do we
> need to be formal and stuffy?
> As I was mentioned of before, my initial sally about "comprised of" was
> a quick casual barb aimed at whatever magazine JG was quoted of; I only
> expanded on it when JG replied to that.
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