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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    Quote Originally Posted by Dictionary.com
    mar·riage
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     /ˈmærɪdʒ/ Show Spelled[mar-ij] Show IPA
    –noun1.a.the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.

    b.a similar institution involving partners of the same gender: gay marriage.
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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Sun -noun
    1.
    (often initial capital letter) the star that is the central body of the solar system, around which the planets revolve and from which they receive light and heat: its mean distance from the earth is about 93 million miles (150 million km), its diameter about 864,000 miles (1.4 million km), and its mass about 330,000 times that of the earth; its period of surface rotation is about 26 days at its equator but longer at higher latitudes.
    Sun | Define Sun at Dictionary.com

    Clearly the above is factual information, hence we have an example of a dictionary that contains factual information.

    Answering otherwise is going against facts.
    how do you know thats fact, i demand you get a tape measure and a thermometer and a set of scales and confirm it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Then why do you make any sort of statement if there is no factual definition for any word?

    Language would be absolutely tragic if your way of thinking were true and there was no fact with the words in the dictionary, which is just jotting down common language.
    I agree.

    I hope you weren't of the impression that I believed otherwise.

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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    meh...

    ... this requires a "poll?"

    Wow.

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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    meh...

    ... this requires a "poll?"

    Wow.
    Anything can warrant a poll, my friend...

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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    No vote, again
    Neither T nor F.
    A great deal of "factual info" is only good for the short term, and this term may mean one second or one millienia...
    As I "speak" a man is inventing a word, at the same time another word is on its way to obsolescence..
    Its an ever changing world in which we live, the tea-baggers will be left behind with their hats and guns, and, dare I say, Bibles.

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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Cynical Asshole
    Civility a must??

    An effective ban should also be a must!

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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Anything can warrant a poll, my friend...
    Your actions in this forum have made that statement a factual information.
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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No vote, again
    Neither T nor F.
    A great deal of "factual info" is only good for the short term, and this term may mean one second or one millienia...
    As I "speak" a man is inventing a word, at the same time another word is on its way to obsolescence..
    Its an ever changing world in which we live, the tea-baggers will be left behind with their hats and guns, and, dare I say, Bibles.
    Cue Outrage: “Teabagger” Is An Oxford Word Of The Year Finalist | Mediaite

    teabagger made the finalist list for New Oxford American dictionary's new word of the year.

    In a press release touting “unfriend” as the word of the year, the New Oxford American Dictionary may have unwittingly made a more controversial move than the New Oxford American Dictionary pretty much ever does.

    No, it wasn’t another cutesy tech neologism: they included “teabagger” as one of their Word of the Year finalists.

    According to the release, they define “teabagger” as “a person who protests President Obama’s tax policies and stimulus package, often through local demonstrations known as ‘Tea Party’ protests (in allusion to the Boston Tea Party of 1773).”

    Their definition doesn’t touch upon any of the raunchier, more testicular connotations of the word, which Keith Olbermann and Anderson Cooper had a lot of fun with in April. Cooper can take a lot of credit for the popularization of the phrase: in response to David Gergen’s questions about the Republican Party’s abilities to organize and articulate a message, Cooper infamously quipped, “It’s hard to talk when you’re teabagging.”‘

    Lest anyone too quickly accuse the New Oxford American Dictionary crowd of insidious liberal bias, it’s worth pointing out that “Obamanation,” “Obamamessiah,” “Obamacles,” and “Obamalypse” were highlighted as notable words.

    Also, “tramp stamp” made the cut. Finally.

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    Re: Dictionaries no NOT contain factual information

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    The claim was that a dictionary contains NO facts at all.

    That's kind of an absolute.
    A dictionary contains no objective facts.
    Language is a social construct, and a constantly-evolving one at that.
    That's why new, revised editions of dictionaries are issued all the time.
    It doesn't mean the previous edition of the dictionary was fiction, or that it was wrong (at the time); but it's wrong and/or incomplete now, and therefore needs to be revised.

    Hope this helps.

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