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Why are people using more and more confusing and ambiguous words nowadays?


I am seeing this trend nowadays very frequently that words get used which can refer to two or more meanings thereby creating confusion among readers. For example, "Tire" instead of Tyre". Tire refers to getting tired or tiredness that is an attribute. Why use it for "Tyre" which is the wheel cover? There are many others that I haven't noted previously to mention now.

 

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    Venkatachari M 2 months ago

    That's what I'm saying. Why use tire to mean both the contexts.

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    S Maree 2 months ago

    I love the elasticity of English! No wonder it is an international language!

    My heart goes out to anyone learning it as a second language. It's bad enough that many native speakers find it challenging!

    (Last sentence may be read two ways.)


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    Venkatachari M 2 months ago

    A good answer with some weight. But, colloquialism is there in all languages when people enjoy drawing new meanings and contexts to words to satisfy their sensual feelings. So, you can't prevent such things.

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    Venkatachari M 2 months ago

    A good answer with some humor to enjoy.

    I don't understand why they changed these words and spellings instead of adopting them as they are?


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    peachy (peachpurple) 2 months ago

    you are right, in Malaysia, we use tyre not tire, British syllabus, sometimes I get mixed up with the spelling too because online , most people use the American syllabus


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    Venkatachari M 2 months ago

    Thank you very much for this detailed answer and suggestion of some good books for further review. I like it very much.


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    Elijah A Alexander Jr (The0NatureBoy) 2 months ago

    God don't make imperfection, man judge imperfections. Isaiah 45:7 KJV says everything being done is done by god at all times, thus, that's god's doings to make the U.S. Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abomination Of The Earth.


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    Venkatachari M 2 months ago

    Very interesting explanation. It is true that our civilization and development of technology is destroying the very existence of man and this world. Your predictions are going to happen soon.


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    Venkatachari M 2 months ago

    This is a very good attitude. I like it. It is true that one needs to understand others' thoughts and language from their own angle and NOT with one's own one-sided presumptions. One can question things and thereby learn new things to grow himself.


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