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Author: Enilkrennad Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 3157  
Subject: Re: Arbitrary Definitions Date: 2/26/2001 3:56 PM
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I am sorry, I misspelled it. It was supposed to:

Is is very sqaioJsldjjkestilly.

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You can spell it frobeztanny or dufrigitar or snubitonelly for all i care, but you can't change the fact that none of the words you make up have any meaning among the majority of English-speaking people. Their definition is necessarily arbitrary because YOU will have made up the definition and NO ONE else knows what it is or agrees to that definition. "Lotion" has a definition that is understood by nearly every English-speaking person on earth. Therefore that definition is not arbitrary. It is meaningful and useful and you can't argue out of that.
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