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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 09:37 PM
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1. Sorry for this 'petty' comment,
but its the 2d time I've seen same error at DU in 1 day.

Speaker/writer IMPLIES; listener/reader INFERS.

Yes, Senator, keep up the good work!
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  -Al Franken Humiliates Corporate TOADY- see video!!!! WillFranklin  Oct-24-09 09:14 PM   #0 
  - Sorry for this 'petty' comment,  elleng   Oct-24-09 09:37 PM   #1 
  - Infer means "to indicate as a conclusion..."  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 09:42 PM   #2 
     - WHO INFERS, and WHO IMPLIES???  elleng   Oct-24-09 09:48 PM   #3 
     - They are interchangeable terms  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 09:49 PM   #4 
        - Normally I wouldn't pile on as a grammar freak, but since you've taken  fob   Oct-24-09 11:24 PM   #15 
        - You are a pseudointellectual if you ask me...  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 11:40 PM   #18 
        - And you are apparently a nonintellectual. nt  Robb   Oct-25-09 08:22 AM   #57 
           - And you apparently cannot read the WEBSTER dictionary  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 08:33 AM   #61 
        - Thanks, fob; nothing 'pseudo' about you!  elleng   Oct-25-09 12:38 AM   #25 
           - Except for his/her ignorant assertion  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:41 AM   #29 
              - Actually, the American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed.)  timtom   Oct-25-09 11:44 AM   #77 
                 - That does not limit the usage described in the WEBSTER dictionary  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:32 PM   #81 
                    - Will, I was hoping you would take the opportunity to learn but  fob   Oct-25-09 11:39 PM   #88 
        - The speaker implies; the listener infers.  Rhiannon12866   Oct-25-09 01:19 AM   #33 
        - Speakers may also infer  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 01:22 AM   #34 
           - Nor has grammar. Take it from a professional writer...  Rhiannon12866   Oct-25-09 01:28 AM   #37 
              - That is an opinion, like your K&R (thank you)  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 01:31 AM   #38 
                 - Well, at least you didn't refer to me as an "unknown lady," LOL.  Rhiannon12866   Oct-25-09 01:41 AM   #40 
                    - I was referring to an unknown grammar hack in her LINK, not her! LOL  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 01:44 AM   #42 
                       - Okay, sorry, guess I didn't read all of the posts...  Rhiannon12866   Oct-25-09 01:47 AM   #44 
        - No they are not.  Raineyb   Oct-25-09 11:22 PM   #87 
     - Wrong.  elleng   Oct-24-09 10:13 PM   #5 
        - I believe WEBSTER before some unknown lady's opinion  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 10:17 PM   #6 
           - UNKNOWN LADY?  elleng   Oct-24-09 10:53 PM   #11 
              - Come to terms with the fact that you are wrong about the terms.  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 10:56 PM   #12 
                 - Ditto  elleng   Oct-24-09 11:34 PM   #16 
                    - Your first link proves that I am correct. Dig yourself a deeper hole?  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 11:37 PM   #17 
                       - Since your original accuser won't own up to it...  Marr   Oct-24-09 11:54 PM   #19 
                       - I believe WEBSTER before some unknown lady's opinion  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 11:59 PM   #20 
                       - I don't understand why people have to be rude when they're having a debate about the definition of  Turborama   Oct-25-09 12:05 AM   #21 
                       - And I do not understand the basis of their complaint in the 1st place  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:10 AM   #22 
                          - 'THEY' both know and check.  elleng   Oct-25-09 12:36 AM   #24 
                             - They did not check their own link apparently  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:38 AM   #26 
                                - Nos 1 + 2, preferred over 3+4.  elleng   Oct-25-09 01:12 AM   #32 
                                   - Numbers 3 and 4 still in the dictionary, therefore they are valid uses.  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 01:27 AM   #36 
                                      - Absurd.  Robb   Oct-25-09 08:28 AM   #60 
                                         - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-25-09 08:35 AM   #62 
                                         - Yes you are  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:28 PM   #80 
                                            - I don't consider Webster to be the answer to everything  hfojvt   Oct-25-09 11:39 PM   #89 
                                               - Well then why consider ANYTHING to be the answer to everything and correct people  WillFranklin   Oct-26-09 12:02 AM   #90 
                                               - because certain errors are annoying to people  hfojvt   Oct-26-09 01:49 AM   #91 
                       - Your original belief was correct,  elleng   Oct-25-09 12:41 AM   #28 
                          - That is an opinion, Opinions do not alter dictionaries...  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:43 AM   #30 
                       - Read the history.  elleng   Oct-25-09 12:35 AM   #23 
                       - That is an opinion  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:40 AM   #27 
                       - Nos. 1 + 2  elleng   Oct-25-09 01:08 AM   #31 
                          - Numbers 3 and 4 STILL IN THE DICTIONARY- GET OVER IT!!  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 01:24 AM   #35 
                             - Are you a student?  elleng   Oct-25-09 01:55 AM   #45 
                             - I am your teacher  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 02:05 AM   #46 
                                - Wrong again.  elleng   Oct-25-09 02:16 AM   #50 
                                   - You are wrong, unlike me. And you started the criticism. How embarrasing for you.  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 02:26 AM   #53 
                                      - Ever hear of 'projection?'  elleng   Oct-25-09 03:07 AM   #55 
                                         - Ever hear of 'rejection' ...  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 08:24 AM   #58 
                             - You are inconsequential.  elleng   Oct-25-09 02:15 AM   #49 
                                - You have already overstated these opinions as if they are RULES  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 02:21 AM   #52 
                                   - And YOU overstate YOUR opinions as if they were RULES.  elleng   Oct-25-09 02:54 AM   #54 
                                      - All I stated was the dictionary, I wasn't correcting YOUR grammar  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 08:20 AM   #56 
                                         - There is one person in this thread who should be embarrassed, and it's you. nt  Robb   Oct-25-09 08:24 AM   #59 
                                            - Looks like I embarrased you with the real DICTIONARY... DUH!  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 08:38 AM   #63 
                                               - What are you, 12?  Robb   Oct-25-09 08:53 AM   #64 
                                                  - You apparently cannot read on even a 12-year-old level. LOOK:  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 09:01 AM   #65 
                                                     - You need to read a little further on the page, I believe.  Robb   Oct-25-09 09:11 AM   #66 
                                                     - You need to read what you just posted  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 09:29 AM   #67 
                                                     - Keep digging. nt  Robb   Oct-25-09 10:05 AM   #71 
                                                     - Nobody is digging but you  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 10:08 AM   #72 
                                                     - Indeed. That's really very clever.  Robb   Oct-25-09 10:13 AM   #73 
                                                     - TY  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 10:23 AM   #74 
                                                     - Deer mr grammer expret  timtom   Oct-25-09 11:52 AM   #78 
                                                     - And you need to read what you just posted... LOL  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 09:30 AM   #68 
  - Franken  Bitwit1234   Oct-24-09 10:29 PM   #7 
  - REALLY?!  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 10:35 PM   #8 
  - I always knew he'd make a great Senator..  XOKCowboy   Oct-24-09 10:40 PM   #9 
  - I never doubted  WillFranklin   Oct-24-09 10:43 PM   #10 
  - What a GREAT new advocate for the people Sen. Franken is! Thanks Minn!!  Doremus   Oct-24-09 11:02 PM   #13 
  - I agree  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 11:41 AM   #76 
  - Have you visited the videos forum yet?  Turborama   Oct-24-09 11:06 PM   #14 
  - Man the grammar cops are  donco   Oct-25-09 01:39 AM   #39 
     - But the dictionary is always on the clock!  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 01:42 AM   #41 
     - I'm afraid we are, LOL. Don't think I've ever done this before...  Rhiannon12866   Oct-25-09 01:45 AM   #43 
     - It really is too bad to  RedstDem   Oct-25-09 09:49 AM   #69 
        - TY  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 09:53 AM   #70 
        - No, no! But wait!  timtom   Oct-25-09 11:57 AM   #79 
           - I am wondering why I went that far  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 12:35 PM   #82 
              - It's okay.  timtom   Oct-25-09 01:39 PM   #83 
                 - They have been all over me- SOME WELCOME #%$@*& DU  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 02:28 PM   #84 
                    - Oh yeah? Just last week  timtom   Oct-25-09 05:11 PM   #85 
                       - TY  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 05:20 PM   #86 
  - K&R. Al Franken is rapidly proving to be a gem of a senator,  Rhiannon12866   Oct-25-09 02:06 AM   #47 
  - He is good enough and smart enough  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 02:12 AM   #48 
     - One of my favorite quotes!  Rhiannon12866   Oct-25-09 02:17 AM   #51 
        - I do not have to beat myself up  WillFranklin   Oct-25-09 11:09 AM   #75 
  - Locking.  pinto   Oct-26-09 03:04 AM   #92 
 

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