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Words that have lost thier meanings.
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Posted 2/23/11
I think there have been lots of words that have lost their meaning and I get annoyed when people use some of those words without even meaning it. For example:

LOL(laugh out loud)
this word doesnt even mean LOL anymore its just something to put when a person doesnt have anything else to say
ive seen sentences that are like this--> ''....haha lol....'' i mean really? just pick one of them >.<

LOVE
during high school this word is really meaning less. I would hear boys/girls telling thier boyfriend/girlfriend that they love them then the next week they break up and and get into a new relationship a week later and say ''i love you'' all over again. NO that is not LOVE..

bad language
oh gosh dont even get me started on that

what about you guys?

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Posted 2/23/11
I'm kinda ticked at slang uses for words.
Gay
The word means happy.
Nigger
I don't really know exactly why this has turned into slang and it's been in use that way for a long time. But the word means ignorant, and you don't have to be black to be ignorant.
Constant swearing
Just because you can swear every other word, doesn't make you sound cool. You sound like a damn idiot.
There are tons more but I don't have the patience or memory to list them all.
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Posted 2/23/11 , edited 2/23/11

ZenZaku wrote:

Nigger
I don't really know exactly why this has turned into slang and it's been in use that way for a long time. But the word means ignorant, and you don't have to be black to be ignorant.


"Nigger" is, I'm thinking, just a hick, stylized way of saying "negro". Keep in mind, back then, the South talked really funny (I don't know if they still do, I've never been there).
And I believe the word is "niggard", not "nigger", but it really means "stingy" or "mean".


Oh btw, the rest of your post made me laugh x)
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Posted 2/23/11
"sorry" nobody ever seems to mean it when they say it anymore
Posted 2/23/11
Gay
Niggah, Nigger or any other version of the word (shut the fuck up who cares slavery ended suck it up and move on)
Love ( way to many people misuse it alot these days)
Art (dumb ass pretention spoiled rich people dont know art at all)
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Posted 2/23/11 , edited 2/23/11
autistic, retard, freak, even et cetera (etc)
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Posted 2/23/11
"believe in yourself"
its used in so many lame songs and quotes that it lost so much soul....
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Slut
No one knows the definition of this word anymore. Girls I know use it for a girl who dresses inappropriately. Like short skirts, short shorts and stockings blah blah.
I'm pretty sure you're not a slut unless you've actually slept with multiple people.
Posted 2/24/11
promise ..
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Posted 2/24/11
Im gonna go with Fag... unless it really does mean loud obnoxious harley riders.
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Posted 2/24/11
bacon &
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epic meal time its just a standard for you now
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Posted 2/24/11 , edited 2/24/11

language adapts and changes with the masses. words are only given meaning when we collectively agree what the meaning may be. what meant something once long ago doesn't mean the same thing now. while you can argue that the word once meant one thing you can't really argue that it doesn't mean something entirely different if a large enough group decide to attach new meaning to it.

there are countless examples of words you use every day that have changed drastically from their original meaning. you just never witnesses the change so you attribute its meanings as the original and correct definitions.

what it boils down to is, words have changed for better or for worse multiple times over the course of a languages natural life. people adapt words fit what they are trying to say. just because a word that is being used is given new meaning, doesnt make it wrong. you'd be rather ignorant to stand as a defender of pure language when the words you use to defend it would more then likely not have meant the same thing when the language was first created.

peace :)

EDIT: hmmm my post is cutting for some reason :/
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Posted 2/24/11

malicust wrote:

Im gonna go with Fag... unless it really does mean loud obnoxious harley riders.


Indeed
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25 / M / UK
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Posted 2/24/11
"Die" or "Kill"
We use these words so easily at times although we don't exactly mean it (or maybe sometimes we do?), anyway.
Strong words yet used so easily.
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Posted 2/24/11
savage-Now it means cool.And meeting someone means kissing them now
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