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Old July 22 2012, 10:25 PM   #1208
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

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^^ You're just punkin' me now, right?
You're the one who loves playing semantics with words and enjoy saying "Words have meanings". In this case I'm pointing out that you're playing semantics doesn't work with the words you're using.
Yes, words do have meanings and you'll notice, perhaps not surprisingly, that among the meanings of strange are "curious and "odd." The meaning of unusual is "happens infrequently." So if I say something is "not unusual but weird," it means "happens frequently but is curious." See? But I suppose now you'll tell me that the meaning of curious is "wants to know about stuff."
Well that too, but...

curious [ˈkjʊərɪəs]
1. eager to learn; inquisitive
2. over inquisitive; prying
3. interesting because of oddness or novelty; strange; unexpected
4. Rare (of workmanship, etc.) highly detailed, intricate, or subtle
5. Obsolete fastidious or hard to please

Interesting because of oddness or novelty, strange, unexpected and rare... and we're back to it either happens infrequently and thus is unusual or it happens often and isn't weird at all.

Perhaps what you mean to say is you don't like it.
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