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  • Message 1281. 

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    Posted by seaglennon (U9259670) on Friday, 2nd May 2014

    Different dictionary altogether, "ungodly" = sinful or blasphemous. 

    Then maybe you do need to look the word up instead of applying your own specific interpretation. The English language is very rich and words have different meanings. 
    Did you look the word up yourself before posting that? smiley - doh

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    Words like "sinful; wicked; impious" seem to be there if I am not mistaken. 
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    Of course not, why would I look a word up?

    smiley - doh smiley - doh smiley - doh

    The One Look Dictionary search gives results from many dictionaries. Didn't you know that words have more than one meaning?

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  • Message 1282

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    Posted by TomcatRed (U8418886) on Friday, 2nd May 2014

    Hi TCR

    Did you not yourself - this very week - say that aspects of the film The Artist "drove you up the wall"?

    Surely you did not mean that literally?

    Did you not also say - in the thread about TV chefs using vinegar, that fruit salad was your own "idea of hell"?

    Surely you were not referring to the biblical meaning of hell?

    So I think you could probably see how another poster would refer to music as being ungodly and that it was not meant to be taken so literally.

    Wouldnt you agree? 
    No I wouldn't agree (I rarely do in your case).

    Even if you don't take the term "literally" I still think it is a hyperbolic exaggeration of how much anyone could dislike BGM.

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  • Message 1283

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    Posted by TomcatRed (U8418886) on Friday, 2nd May 2014

    Different dictionary altogether, "ungodly" = sinful or blasphemous. 

    Then maybe you do need to look the word up instead of applying your own specific interpretation. The English language is very rich and words have different meanings. 
    Did you look the word up yourself before posting that? smiley - doh

    www.thefreedictionar...

    Words like "sinful; wicked; impious" seem to be there if I am not mistaken. 
    smiley - doh smiley - doh smiley - doh

    Of course not, why would I look a word up? 
    And yet you suggested that I should have smiley - doh smiley - doh smiley - doh

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  • Message 1284

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Friday, 2nd May 2014


    posted by TomcatRead

    Even if you don't take the term "literally" I still think it is a hyperbolic exaggeration of how much anyone could dislike BGM.

     


    I just want to make sure I have this clear. You think its "hyperbolic exaggeration" for someone to call background music "ungodly".

    But perfectly normal and not "hyperbolic exaggeration" for you to say that fruit salad is your "idea of hell"?

    And you dont find any sort of santimonious hypocracy with that? No irony?

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  • Message 1285

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    Posted by TomcatRed (U8418886) on Friday, 2nd May 2014


    posted by TomcatRead

    Even if you don't take the term "literally" I still think it is a hyperbolic exaggeration of how much anyone could dislike BGM.

     


    I just want to make sure I have this clear. You think its "hyperbolic exaggeration" for someone to call background music "ungodly".

    But perfectly normal and not "hyperbolic exaggeration" for you to say that fruit salad is your "idea of hell"?

    And you dont find any sort of santimonious hypocracy with that? No irony? 
    No, but that is just me I guess.

    If they had said that "the music was my idea of hell" then that would be fine by me, it would be thier own take on it but by saying " the music was ungodly" then they are suggesting that as a fact and not an opinion.

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  • Message 1286

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    Posted by Erza Scarlett (U16043197) on Friday, 2nd May 2014

    At one point you said:

    "Unless the music has lyrics that are sinful or blasphemous (and almost all BGM doesn't have lyrics) then I don't see how it can be classed as "ungodly"."

    This suggests that you only accept that meaning. However, in the English language, as ALL recent dictionaries show, the meaning that you don't want to accept, is a proper definition of "ungodly". As I said above, you cannot pick and choose between meanings and say that this, or that legitimmate definition is wrong. At most you can say this is how I use the word, but you cannot complain when othres use it in a different, but recognised, way.

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  • Message 1287

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    Posted by Jak (U1158529) on Friday, 2nd May 2014

    ... all I am doing is stating what "ungodly" means to *ME*. 
    This reminds me of: '"When I use a word" Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean."'

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  • Message 1288

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    Posted by seaglennon (U9259670) on Friday, 2nd May 2014

    And yet you suggested that I should have smiley - doh smiley - doh smiley - doh  
    Can I suggest you look the word irony up?

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  • Message 1289

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    Posted by Erza Scarlett (U16043197) on Friday, 2nd May 2014

    And yet you suggested that I should have smiley - doh smiley - doh smiley - doh  
    Can I suggest you look the word irony up? 
    Does that mean "of or resembling iron"? smiley - winkeye That's what I take it to mean. It is, after all, a legitimate dictionary definition.

    Usage: An Irony Colour.

    Down near the bottom at:

    dictionary.reference...

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