just about nothing i’m more tired of than people using dictionary definitions to fuel their own ignorance

it’s so insulting to break out dictionary definitions during an argument - we know what words prescriptively mean. but i’m not interested in what some white guy two hundred and fifty years ago said what words SHOULD mean, i’m interested in how people ACTUALLY USE WORDS. 

those are the meanings that you’ll come across during discourse and life and those are the meanings that actually matter

i am going to throw webster’s unabridged at the next person who says “but the DICTIONARY says…”

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1 year ago  +  26 notes
tagged as:  #AUGH joe i blame you for this  #i didn't give a shit about prescriptivism or descriptivism until you opened my eyes  #how could you do this to me  #text post superstar  #danger thighs

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