Tuesday Word of the Day

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tuesday Word of the Day
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 11:16am

Dyslogistic

(diss-luh-JISS-tik)

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 11:23am

Hmmm.... the opposite of logical?  Like dysfucntional is the opposite of functional, one the opposite of logical is dyslogical?

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 12:20pm

That word I know from my days as part of the free Mandela movement, it means  expressing censure  or disapproval.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 12:38pm

The definition I have is "uncomplimentary."

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 1:17pm

Wow, see that word has two meanings depending on which side of the pond we are,  yes I looked it up in my husband dictionary from the 1980  after  I read your post and the says the same as I said. 

I love the English language, it so varied and words  means different things between  all the English speaking countries.

That why we sometimes don't understand each other, we mean the same thing but use different words or we mean the different things and use the same  words.

The same happens over here too,  in Swedish rar is kind and  Norwegian it is crazy  and  the Danish word for boy  means farmhand in Swedish.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 08-22-2012 - 7:50am
Yes, I could see why things get confusing when words have different meanings. Maybe that's why sometimes people get their feelings hurt.

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