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PSA - "Misogynistic" isn't a word

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Manfred Belheim, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Manfred Belheim

    Manfred Belheim Chieftain

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    Or if it is, so are "racistic" and "sexistic". Misogynist is a noun and an adjective people.
     
  2. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    What you say is untolerantastic.
     
  3. trader/warrior

    trader/warrior Barlord

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    Used in that way it just sounds wrong though.
     
  4. Leoreth

    Leoreth Knight of Time Moderator

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    You're being too prescriptivistic.
     
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  5. Manfred Belheim

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    True. And I'm sure if enough people insist on typing "tounge" then eventually tongue will look wrong too. Doesn't stop them being morons.
     
  6. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    It's like when you play WoW, and people remind you that rouges are overpowdered.
     
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  8. Leoreth

    Leoreth Knight of Time Moderator

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    Merriam-Webster also accepts "they" as a third person singular pronoun. Therefore it is far off in SJW land.
     
  9. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton Too many places

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    In deed. I demand a gritty fantasy massive online multiplayer with skin conditions!
    The rate of skin conditions could be adjusted by sun exposure and absolute play time.
    Also, there will be an immensely hard quest which, if completed, gives you access to a magical youth well, making your skin super smooth and silky!
     
  10. Valessa

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    A diverse range of internet dictionaries seem to disagree with you.
     
  11. onejayhawk

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    Definition of misogyny

    1. : a hatred of women * lyrics that promote violence and misogyny
    misogynous
    play\mə-ˈsä-jə-nəs\ or less commonly
    misogynic
    \ˌmi-sə-ˈji-nik, -ˈgī-\ adjective
    misogynist
    \mə-ˈsä-jə-nist\ noun or adjective
    misogynistic
    \mə-ˌsä-jə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misogyny

    It is a real word. The others simply have the same noun and adjective form (if someone told you English made sense, they lied).

    J
     
  12. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    In addition there's actually more hits on google for misogynistic than misogynist (4,640,000 results vs 4,360,000)
     
  13. Manfred Belheim

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    Hmm, I was under the impression that dictionaries were merely descriptive and not prescriptive :) I suppose it depends on which side of the argument you take. I remain "nonplussed".
     
  14. Bill3000

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    Nonplussed?

    You certainly don't mean that you're bewildered and unsure to act, because you acted by posting this thread.

    Or are you using the proscribed definition of nonplussed, that is, unfazed or unimpressed? If you're making prescriptive judgments against words used by people, at least be consistent.
     
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  15. trader/warrior

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    Moderator! Moderator! This person just called me a moron.

    OK, obviously not calling for actual mod action here. But making too much fun of people making minor grammar and spelling mistakes on an international forum isn't that productive when the intent is clear.
     
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  16. Leoreth

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    If you are a prescriptivist and do not think dictionaries are prescriptive, then what is prescriptive? Whatever you say?

    I think that dictionaries are descriptive but you cannot really think that and still be a prescriptivist.
     
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  17. Manfred Belheim

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    Erm... I put it in quotes for a reason. It was a little joke.

    So... does that mean that it is productive if the intent is unclear?

    Anyway, fine, I'm convinced. I shall be using misogynic from now on. Oh... the CFC spellchecker just underlined that...
     
  18. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey Lord of Misrule

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    Ah, that language should work logicfully like this.

    I hope you won't regard me as being misandristic for saying this, but it's just like a man to try to cheat women of 13% of the letters they're entitled to in the word to describe hatred of them.

    I'm going to try to get misogynistical to catch on. And then misogynisticalificacious.
     
  19. Bill3000

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    thread over then?
     
  20. Manfred Belheim

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    I don't know. I'm finding it quite addicting.
     

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