Useless argument. WARNING: basic semantic theory inside (Recruitment)

by Robot Chickens, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 15:40 (554 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Inside means whatever you want it to mean as long as that meaning is clear to the listener.

It is a small miracle anytime some idea goes from one person's head to another person's brain resulting in a shared understanding. I'm pretty forgiving of word choice and grammar if communicating the idea is successful. Korny's example of "me and Claude" does not bother me in the least because more precise language does not result in a more precise transmission of the information. Same goes for This is Us. Sometimes precision with grammar is really important in the transmission of concepts, but I find that many of us get hung up on things that are perfectly intelligible.

In this case, inside, as a forum-wide descriptor, fails because too many people have competing understandings of what it implies.

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