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Old January 16 2013, 09:40 PM   #47
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Re: I think Data just doesn't LIKE to use contractions.

Draculasaurus wrote: View Post
At the same time, I don't think that we can conclude that an inability to express (or experience) emotions has anything to do with using contractions.
That's not what I was suggesting. I was simply saying that contractions can be considered analogous to slang and idioms in that they're a form of abstract and nonliteral communication, using one word to represent a different one (or ones), and thus a person who has difficulty grasping the latter could also have difficulty with the former.
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