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    As an aside, I just listened to the weather forecast on Radio 4 - the Home Service as was. They're formal, they're precise, they never ever make jokes. The forecast was cold getting colder across the whole country and her final sentence was "Winter is Coming". She deserves a medal.
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    We're already hot hot hot....with smatterings of cold. ...but thats normal in low summer. But this weekend is going to be interesting. Farmers are ****ting themselves because we havent had enough rain but now a downfall. They are racing against the clock for harvest.

    I remember a weatherman shrugging his shoulders and telling everyone to look out their windows. Victorian weather patterns are funny like that. The old saying for Melbourne...."if you dont like the weather ...wait ten minutes. Its so true.

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    I was writing something today and stopped, looking at the word that I had just used. I had used it thousands of times before, but today it caused me to think and wonder. So I looked up the word "denigrate" in the etymological dictionary. I doubt that I will ever use the word again.

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    I was writing something today and stopped, looking at the word that I had just used. I had used it thousands of times before, but today it caused me to think and wonder. So I looked up the word "denigrate" in the etymological dictionary. I doubt that I will ever use the word again.
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    You wouldn't sully somone's reputation by blackening it?

    It long predates racism, this notion that the angelic host - and God - glows white while the forces of darkness - note the darkness bit - stand opposed to heaven.

    You cannot totally repress the knowledge that the word black, in Latin, is niger. The several hundred million people who polluted the word over several centuries and five continents were racist but they weren't Roman.
    Okay, I am positive that I will not be using that particular word.

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    So you wont use a perfectly good word lile denigrate?.... well i dont speak etymologically so ill call this as i see it.
    You would have to cut out most of the words from your vocabulary if youre going to go down that track.
    Political correctness going bonkers again.
    You know? When a couple of people here call me a. 'Shiela' they may not knowthat it is actually an insult in this day and age. Do i care? No.because its not their intention to insult me.

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    There are plenty of synonyms I could use without the baggage of that particular word. I would prefer to do that.

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    Just dont see the point. Like i said youd have to stop using half your words. Its the intent . Remember the definition of etymology also includes 'historical development" of words. If you want the historical development of the word to stop here then go about your business. But not until today did i know anything about its historical content.....and why should i when its not my intent to offend.

    Take the word f.u.c.k for example..... never uttered around granny for fear of her having a fainting spell.....these days shes the one to put it into use.
    Instead of getting all hyped up over a bunch of letters'markings' put into some kind of grouping to form an audable array of sound ......think about the groupings of children in africa starving presently. Go help them.

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    Presumably you wont be visiting Nigeria or Niger........Wandrin ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Okay, I might have over-reacted a bit. My original concern was that my use of the word may cause the reader to misinterpret my intent. It was that simple. I can see that I have complicated the situation by the way I described my thoughts here on FG.

    And I would enjoy visiting Niger or Nigeria.

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