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One thing I hate about the human language.
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One thing I hate about the human language.
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.
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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
What is this 'human language' of which you speak?

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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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
(June 25, 2021 at 7:06 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: What is this 'human language' of which you speak?

Boru

Highly confusing.
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RE: 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 7:08 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 7:06 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: What is this 'human language' of which you speak?

Boru

Highly confusing.

I understand it all now. While the majority of us were conversing in English (in some fashion or another) you have your own language. The Human Language.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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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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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
(June 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 7:08 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Highly confusing.

I understand it all now.  While the majority of us were conversing in English (in some fashion or another) you have your own language.  The Human Language.


How does "fry" not seem to relate to "fire" and how does "broil" not seem to relate to heated oil?
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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
(June 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: I understand it all now.  While the majority of us were conversing in English (in some fashion or another) you have your own language.  The Human Language.


How does "fry" not seem to relate to "fire" and how does "broil" not seem to relate to heated oil?

How do you refer to yourself as either Rational or Poet?
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
(June 25, 2021 at 7:37 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: How do you refer to yourself as either Rational or Poet?

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RE: One thing I hate about the human language.
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