Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Notable Quotable

“Disingenuous Heteronyms.

This is from Al Stefanalli who has a blog http://freethoughtblogs.com/alstefanelli/

through the Bruce Gerencser blog http://fallenfromgrace.net/

I have been thinking about word games today. Here it is, something that tends to bother me, explained in a clear cut way.  Thanks Al for helping realize that I am not, I repeat, not dense and that people really are using disingenuous word techniques to confuse the issues.  The rest of the article was great as well.

Al writes-

Believers, particularly Christians, are fond of using what I like to call “Disingenuous Heteronyms.” A heteronym is a is a word that has equal spelling and pronunciation, but has different meanings. The word “lick” is an example. You can lick an ice cream cone, and you can lick someone in a fight. A disingenuous heteronym is word that has equal spelling and pronunciation, but a meaning is attached to it that does not follow the standards by which definitions are arrived.

Here is a link to the article:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/alstefanelli/2012/03/05/again-for-the-willfully-ignorant-atheism-is-not-a-religon/

Sometimes I stumble when dealing with folks like this buy now I have a name for it - disingenous heteronyms.  I am going to have to use it soon, I am sure of it.

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