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Language Features: Synonymy, Sports Jargon
Course Aspects: Unit 3 - AoS 2 - Formal Language: The relationship between the context and the features of language in formal texts
Personal Opinion: I think that it really doesn’t matter how many different words there are for a single word in a particular jargon, and that they all can be used whenever someone sees fit.
- “It hurts me to pour icy water upon that straw-grasping desperation that is popular etymology”
- “The first sighting is 1993. Nor would it equally often be spelled as mullah (and nor does it have religious origins). It comes from mull, which means pulverise. Smash into tiny pieces.”
- “War is also responsible for blast, blitz and blow away.”
- “We are better served by beat – “To strike (a man or beast) with blows of the hand or any weapon so as to give pain; to inflict blows on, to thrash; to punish by beating,” as the OED defines it.”