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I am the philosopher mage of Wireclub.


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Shadowslacker: Thanks to Couch for finding the picture for me so I could memify it, and for pointing out the screw up in the original.
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Shadowslacker: Philosophy set to music, a series. This video: The Euthyphro dilemma.
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Nicotina: Pretty much.
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Shadowslacker: Note that this guy is apparently riding an ostrich, not an emu. Emu's are a uniform colour and dont have wings, though they do have tiny vestigial forelimbs under the feathers.
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Spurious_Profile: You mentioned you might not be the happiest chap this weekend. I've made something that will turn it all around: https://voca.ro/1kJtnVqCeNXB
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Spurious_Profile: Make one for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Shadowslacker: "A skillful doctor of words will pronounce the disease to be mortal at that moment when the word in question begins to harbour the adjective parasites real or true. As long as gentleman has a clear meaning, it is enough to say that So-and-so is a gentleman. When we begin saying that he is a ‘real gentleman’ or ‘a true gentleman’ or ‘a gentleman in the truest sense’ we may be sure that the word has not long to live.
. . .The vocabulary of flattery and insult is continually enlarged at the expense of the vocabulary of definition. As old horses go to the knacker’s yard, or old ships to the breakers, so words in their last decay go to swell the enormous list of synonyms for good and bad. And as long as most people are more anxious to express their likes and dislikes than to describe facts, this must remain a universal truth about language.”

– C.S. Lewis, excerpt from the essay entitled The Death Of Words.
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fustler: I have a love/dislike relationship with Lewis. He lead grade school me to objective philosophy with the first five chapters of Mere Christianity. Then his spotty logic on many other topics left me flat.
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BlueSmiles: I agree with fustler - but Lewis certainly had a way with words. No doubt of his talent. And his point about redundancy in description is certainly true. Although it is used in humour too - such as being "a little bit pregnant" or "very dead". We communicate in so many ways but empirical truths need specific language. So many misunderstandings arise from people not knowing when another is speaking literally or joking.
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Spurious_Profile: I can relate to what Lewis wrote here. I see it occurring all around me - the death of words I love and still use in their original definition. More and more it seems, the popular (or loudest) voices rebrand a word for their own purpose and flog it to death in toxic commentary that says little and achieves even less. Without my consent or buy in, words I value are viewed as suspect, are often misunderstood, or indicate falsely to others that I have a certain political learning.
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Nicotina: Awesome!
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Goerree: wow ... great stuff here SS 🤗
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Shadowslacker: If you haven't already - and want to - sign the Bring Back Randy petition here -
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Goerree: You have my signature
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gotanygreypoupon: please teLL me, this isnt a draiLment rofl
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gotanygreypoupon: uh oh...whered ya g0...
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cedarrrrock: I happened to read today there is a nine-foot-long worm living in Australia.
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cedarrrrock: The Giant Gippsland earthworm averages 3 feet in length, but has been seen as long as 9 feet. It is native to the clay soil along streams in Victoria, Australia. The worms take 5 years to mature and live for about 10, surprisingly long for invertebrates. Unlike other types of worm, the Giant Gippsland rarely, if ever, comes to the surface, but its location can be detected by the audible gurgling that their bodies make as they slither through their labyrinthine burrows. https://twentytwowords.com/massive-australian-earthworm-can-grow-up-to-9-feet-long-7-pictures/
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cedarrrrock: https://static.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Australian-Giant-Gippsland-Earthworm-03.jpg
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Nicotina: Excellent.
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haroldhedd: hmm..we might have to have a showdown
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Shadowslacker: No problem, just put your name and coffin size in the guest book over there.
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