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One thing I hate about the human language.
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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
(June 25, 2021 at 7:05 pm)Brian37 Wrote: I have long since never understood calling some food prep "fried" because that sounds more like "fire" than actually being boiled in oil. Conversely if you turn up your oven all the way up they call it "Broiled", which has the letters "oil" in it.

When I was a kid, this confused me. I think if you are going to call something "fried" it is closer to fire than being boiled in oil.

I understand, I think. It's like how people live in a house, which sounds like 'mouse', but I've never known a mouse to come equipped with a kitchen. Also, why do we have a 'living' room? Does that mean that particular room is alive, and all the other ones are dead, or that we shouldn't be alive if we go into any other rooms?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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One thing I hate about the human language. - by Brian37 - June 25, 2021 at 7:05 pm
RE: One thing I hate about the human language. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - June 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm
RE: One thing I hate about the human language. - by Ranjr - June 25, 2021 at 11:19 pm

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