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Started by piggles on 10-Oct-2015 12:47:37
Words generally used incorrectly

For instance.

Forensic just means 'criminal', people seem to use it as if it means things that scientists can find out with various chemicals and microscopes.

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airynothing - 10 Oct 2015 12:53:04 (#1 of 5457)

Slither does not mean "a narrow slice".

barkis - 10 Oct 2015 12:56:13 (#2 of 5457)

e.g. does not mean that is, i.e. does not mean for example

BallyMoney - 10 Oct 2015 12:56:32 (#3 of 5457)

"Forensic just means 'criminal'"

it doesnt.

piggles - 10 Oct 2015 12:56:47 (#4 of 5457)

Sliver does though

piggles - 10 Oct 2015 12:58:14 (#5 of 5457)

OK to be exact Forensic means pertaining to criminal courts rather than just crime itself but Forensic Psychologists look at the criminally insane they dont look for lost memories.

milhouse - 10 Oct 2015 12:58:46 (#6 of 5457)

presently means in a little while, not currently.

momentarily means for a moment, not in a moment.

airynothing - 10 Oct 2015 12:58:53 (#7 of 5457)

Sliver does though

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RosyLovelady - 10 Oct 2015 12:59:37 (#8 of 5457)

Beg the question is not at all the same thing as raise the question.

JudgeMentalist - 10 Oct 2015 12:59:59 (#9 of 5457)

Hip office speak, a bit dated but e.g., "I'll flip you the deck later." Fuck. Off.

BallyMoney - 10 Oct 2015 13:00:22 (#10 of 5457)

"OK to be exact Forensic means pertaining to criminal courts"

it doesnt.

piggles - 10 Oct 2015 13:00:43 (#11 of 5457)

Good one rosy. Yes its a logical fallacy I beleive

RosyLovelady - 10 Oct 2015 13:00:47 (#12 of 5457)

Thank you, piggles.

A riff does not mean an improvisation on a theme.

tasselhoff - 10 Oct 2015 13:03:59 (#13 of 5457)

Forensic (adj).

1. Relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime: forensic evidence

2. Relating to courts of law.

FredDee - 10 Oct 2015 13:04:07 (#14 of 5457)

I could literally talk through my ass about the misuse of 'literally'.

tasselhoff - 10 Oct 2015 13:05:11 (#15 of 5457)

Forensics is also a noun: Scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime.

milhouse - 10 Oct 2015 13:05:30 (#16 of 5457)

It figuratively boils my piss.

wickeltisch - 10 Oct 2015 13:06:58 (#17 of 5457)

my ass

You've just got the one equus asinus ?

FleurDuMal - 10 Oct 2015 13:07:56 (#18 of 5457)

'Pacific' does not mean 'specific'.

tasselhoff - 10 Oct 2015 13:08:39 (#19 of 5457)

#17 I have four.

FredDee - 10 Oct 2015 13:09:52 (#20 of 5457)

even less than that. Or even fewer.

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