WORD MEANING OR DEFINITION (QUOTE)

“A DICTIONARY GIVES A DEFINITION TO WORDS AND TRIES TO APPLY THE EXACT MEANING OF THE WORDS. WELL, I FEEL THAT A DICTIONARY CAN ONLY IMPLY AND SUGGEST THE MEANING…. IT IS ONLY A PERSON THAT IS ABLE TO GIVE MEANING TO A WORD”

STEPHEN JAMES

Chime in !!!! No!!! I’ll explain (RANT)

I’m starting to understand why people do not speak much anymore. As I research into defining a lot of this goofy language its becoming very clear that we ought to consider a complete and total destruction of it and form a new one. All literary material and dictionaries should be burned and outlawed. lol

Here is one example:

When someone would like to chime in to your conversation. Usually they politely ask if the may chime in.

Just more proof that people have no idea what they are saying!! This is not a big deal to anyone else because they themselves don’t know what is being said to them.

I’ll admit that I never knew what “chime in” meant, but I also never would say that or anything else that I do not have a least a general understanding.

My way of saying this would be direct. If I was politely asking- It would be “I’m sorry to interrupt, do mind if I join in this conversation?”

If being rude – it would be “Sorry, I have to stop you right now and tell you ….”

get the point?  Well take a look and realize that “chime” is actually irritating and offensive by definition lol

So, I found a better alternative to “chime”.

TONE LOL

LOOK AT THE DEFINITIONS AND YOU DECIDE.

CHIME
verb
1 the bells began to chime: ring, peal, toll, sound; ding, dong, clang, boom, bong; literary knell.
2 the clock chimed eight o’clock: strike, sound.
noun
the chime of the bells: peal, pealing, ringing, carillon, toll, tolling; ding-dong, clanging, tintinnabulation; literary knell.
PHRASES
chime in “Yes, you do that,” Doreen chimed in: interject, interpose, interrupt, butt in, cut in, join in.

NOW DOESN’T THIS SOUND LIKE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO CHIME?  

TONE
noun
1 the tone of the tuba: timbre, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, color, tonality.
2 the somewhat impatient tone of his letter: mood, air, spirit, feel, sound, flavor, note, attitude, character, nature, manner, temper; tenor, vein, drift, gist.
3 a dial tone: note, signal, beep, bleep.
4 tones of burgundy and firebrick red: shade, color, hue, tint, tinge.
PHRASES
tone down the pastels in the upholstery will help to tone down the color scheme: soften, lighten, mute, subdue, mellow; moderate, modify, modulate, mitigate, temper, dampen.

What I love about Quotes (Creating them not copying)

There is something about a well designed quote that I can’t begin to explain. THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT EXAMPLE TO CREATE A QUOTE. Because, I could go on and on for pages explaining this or if I phrase my quotes in such a way that the words strategically selected and positioned can explain 20 pages of thoughts in less than a couple sentences. ………..A good quote to me has not only content, it also has interpretational depth with layers for those analytical people like myself to discover.

JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE- I HAVE VERY WEAK WRITING SKILLS, AND VERY TO NO EDUCATION IN ENGLISH REGARDLESS OF MY EXTENSIVE / EXPENSIVE COLLEGE EDUCATION. SPELLING, GRAMMAR, PRONOUNS, ADJECTIVES ADVERBS, ECT……. I WOULDN’T PASS GRAMMAR SCHOOL LOL…… GOOD THINK MY FIELD WAS PSYCHOLOGY WHERE THEY WERE NOT VERY CONCERNED WITH WRITING ABILITY.

I DO BELIEVE THAT BEING OVER ANALYTICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL APPLICATION TO WORDS, TONE, STATEMENTS, ECT PLAYS IT PART IN MY STRUGGLE WHEN I WRITE. I COULD SAY SOMETHING OUT LOUD PERFECTLY, YET ONCE I PUT IT ON PAPER OR TEXT THAT IS WHEN MY STRUGGLE BEGINS. **KNOWING THAT THE READER IS OPEN TO INTERPRETATION BASED ON THE WORDS THEMSELVES DISASSOCIATED FROM ANY EMOTIONAL OR PERSONALITY THAT GIVES THEM MEANING. OTHERWISE THEY ARE JUST A COLLECTION OF LETTERS, WORDS, SENTENCES.

SO, AN EXAMPLE HOW I WOULD TRY TO QUOTE THE ABOVE

“A DICTIONARY CAN PROVIDE A DEFINITION TO A WORD, BUT, ONLY A PERSON IS ABLE TO GIVE A MEANING TO A WORD”

STEPHEN JAMES  

ARE YOU INTERPRETING RESPONSIBLY?

FIRST A LITTLE BORING SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

Music and emotion
Music is capable of producing some of the strongest emotional reactions in humans, whether it’s joy, sadness, fear or nostalgia. It’s interesting to note than people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds will often agree on whether a piece of music sounds happy or sad – for this reason music is often considered the universal “language of emotions”.
The idea of music as language is more accurate than it might first seem. When we hear music, our brains are imposing structure and order on a number of distinct sounds so that we experience them as a whole. It’s a perceptual illusion that changes what we hear, much as we don’t “hear” spoken language as a series of vocalisations – instead, we hear the meaning of the words.
However, music is much more rooted in primitive brain structures than language – structures connected with motivation, reward and primal emotions. For instance, that urge to get your shake on on the dance floor is caused by neural oscillators synchronising with the pulse of the music,
causing us to unconsciously anticipate when the next beat will occur. When the beat falls, our brains give us a small ‘reward’ hit for anticipating it correctly.
There’s no strong scientific agreement on why music has such a powerful ability to conjure up the same images and feelings, even among different people with different memories. The appreciation of music involves a complex combination of the brain’s memory, language, auditory and emotional centres all working together – perhaps it’s simply this satisfying, harmonious brain-exercise that gives us the pleasure response.

TAKE A LOOK/LISTEN TO THESE EDIT VERSIONS OF MOVIES TRAILERS AND HOW DIFFERENT THEY ARE INTERPRETED …. !!!! KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN YOU WATCH THE “NEWS” OR ANYTHING YOU READ, HEAR, SEE ….

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING (REALLY?) RANT

SINCE IT NEVER DOES!

It is time that someone confront this very commonly used phrase. The phrase “it goes without saying” needs to be spoken about. Well, if it wasn’t for me this would continue on in lingual limbo. It is very common for someone to use the phrase “it goes without saying” and following it with an explanation or reason to justify why something that does not need to be said be spoken about. Listen! I’m trying my best to understand this language (my 1st), and write it properly. There is no need for these phrases to add to my confusion. If it “goes without saying” —— THAT SHOULD BE THE END OF THE STATEMENT, NO?!?!?!?

LET ME ADD TO THE LIST OF SAYINGS THAT ARE FRUSTRATING

  • YOU HAVE NO IDEA – 
  • YOU DIDN’T KNOW –
  • YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN –
  • WHAT DID YOU EXPECT –
  • YOU DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING –
  • IT SHOULD BE CLEAR BY NOW –
  • DO I REALLY NEED TO TELL YOU – 
  • YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THIS – 
  • YOU CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU –
  • YOU DIDN’T WANT TO LISTEN –
  • I TRIED TO TELL YOU –  

I’LL START WITH THOSE!

LET ME PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE RANT ON THOSE SAYINGS- JUST FOR FUN!

 DO I REALLY NEED TO TELL YOU? —  I guess I better, so YOU CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!

I wouldn’t want you to be in a position that YOU DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING

After I TRIED TO TELL YOU, I assumed it would be CLEAR BY NOW, maybe, YOU DIDN’T WANT TO LISTEN, OR ONLY HEARD WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR!

At first, I DIDN’T WANT TO BE THE ONE TO SAY, and even told you that you HAVE NO IDEA.

Knowing you WEREN’T GOING TO WANT TO HEAR THIS, I couldn’t leave this as something THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING

I was not going to be responsible for an accusation later on saying YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME / WHY DIDN’T                YOU SAY SOMETHING

FOR CONSIDERATION-

IF YOU ASK – WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, OR YOU DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING? YOU BETTER MAKE SURE YOU TOLD THEM WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW. EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T WANT TO LISTEN TO WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY. OR, decided to HEAR WHAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR. At least now you can say these with conviction  —

YOU CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU

YOU DID’T WANT TO LISTEN

I TRIED TO TELL YOU

—-

Another Rant On Language

OH HERE WE GO

     Hopefully it is clear by now, my complete and absolute hatred of the language and words! This is not a result from being  uneducated(I think the colleges should reimburse us) but thats another topic!…..  Even my poor writing skills (openly admit and am aware of) can not be fully or mostly responsible for this…..

.HOW COULD ANYONE REALISTICALLY COMPREHEND THIS LANGUAGE? Is it only me and my limited literary skills that I find it completely ridiculous and aggravating that the meaning of words are (inconclusive) through definitions? Almost every word is defined by multiple words, each of the defining words have a somewhat different directional meaning themselves. It’s difficult enough for someone like me (with little or no writing skills) beyond psychology papers…. But, those were mostly constructed through precise and specific words created by the field of study and only need to use some “regular”  language  or words to connect/fill in. Also, we didn’t lose that many points at all for writing skills, grammar —– they only were interested in the content material and information.

You could almost say something like —— It is by the no way thank of thought to assume presumable no doubts  that prefrontal cortex function is directly involved in processing —  lol  YES MY UNDERLINE PORTION WAS MAYBE A LITTLE EXTREME OF EXAMPLE ( BUT AS LONG AS WHAT IS BOLD, AND THE ACTUAL INFORMATION IS OK, THAN SADLY THEY WOULDN’T CARE OR PENALIZE YOUR GRADE ENOUGH TO MAKE IT SEEM NECESSARY TO LEARN HOW TO WRITE PROPERLY)

Let me choose some words for example (not going to get into grammar , structure) Just a few words or statements

I’m going to try my best to “act naturally” (how can you be natural if your acting?)

Let me be clear that I’ll always try to provide “original copies” (copies- original? need i say more)

It is starting to get “pretty  ugly”

Simple——- is defined “understood, no difficulty” also defined as “abnormally low intelligence” So, something simple is understood without difficulty but, a simple mind might not be able to…..

Understood?  Just as long as you realize the definition of “understood” doesn’t mean “you get it” you may understand something, as long as you are aware that if you understand you don’t “know”—- because the definition of understanding something refers to you only perceiving — blah blah OK I’m done for now, before I get sick….. lol

WHEN I HAVE HAD ENOUGH WITH WORDS I TURN TO MUSIC… MUCH EASIER!

WHEN I’VE HAD ENOUGH WITH WORDS…. I JUST LIKE GETTING LOST IN MUSIC   547543_10152074953761084_658755681_n 942178_10152079902196084_916253398_n

HOW TO DRIVE A ANALYTICAL PERSON INSANE—QUOTE

 “IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A ANALYTICAL PERSON CRAZY, HAND THEM A DICTIONARY!”

STEPHEN JAMES

CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IS CLEAR ON WHAT IS NOT UNDERSTANDABLE? LOL

I COULDN’T RESIST SHARING HOW ARTFUL, EXPLICIT, AND DIRECT THE LAW IS…. ACTUALLY TORTURE YOU ALSO LOL

A penal statute cannot be extended by implication or construction to cases within the mischief, if they are not at the same time within the terms of the act, fairly and reasonably interpreted.’ Bishop on Statutory *205 Crimes, § 190e; Huffman’s Case [Huffman v. State], 29 Ala. 40; Young’s Case [Young v. State], 58 Ala. 358. In the case last cited this court said: `One who commits an act which does not come within the words of a penal statute, according to the general and popular understanding of them, when they are not used technically, is not to be punished thereby merely because the act contravenes the policy of the statute.’ Again, such statutes are to reach no further in meaning than their words. People [ex rel. Johnson] v. Peacock, 98 Ill. 172. `No person is to be made subject to them by implication, and all doubts concerning their interpretation are to predominate in favor of the accused. Only those transactions are covered by them which are within both their spirit and their letter, reasonably interpreted.’ Bishop on Statutory Crimes, § 194; Cearfoss’ Case [Cearfoss v. State], 42 Md. 403.” Scott v. State, 152 Ala. 63, 64, 44 So. 544.

EVERYONE IS CLEAR ON THIS NOW RIGHT ? LOL

NEW DEFENSE—- I DON’T GET IT-  LOL   <<< MIGHT ACTUALLY NOT BE FAR OFF == I’M NOT A LAWYER OR ANY LAW SCHOOL SO I DON’T ANY IDEA

My frustration with language! example

I’ve mentioned it before, but Its going to be mentioned again and again. I can not figure out how to write in a “scholarly way”, but more importantly in a comprehensible way. If it wasn’t for grammatical, or writing errors in my papers I would have had a 4.0 GPA while going for my Phd in psychology. In my opinion, I think that the very fact that psychology requires analyzation to details and meanings completely makes writing in the english language a torture method. There is almost no meaning or definitive meaning to any word. Even worse is writing things that are open to unlimited interpretations.

ONE EXAMPLE (I’m sure I’ll have more to come)

When I was trying to write the rant on “Hope and Pray” I wanted to look up the definition of HOPE before I wrote it. Not to my surprise, that lead me in a complete moment of “HUH?!?!?” As I’m going to show you, maybe you can start understanding my frustration with writing in words that can not decide on a meaning.

HOPE  – A feeling of EXPECTATION and desire for a certain thing to happen. 

EXPECTATION – A strong BELIEF that something will happen

BELIEF  – An ACCEPTANCE TRUST CONFIDENCE IN SOMETHING OR SOMEONE BEING TRUE

ACCEPTANCE BELIEF IN SOMETHING  ^^^^^^^ 

SO——- If you believe its going to happen and expect it to happen, than why HOPE? I Always thought hope meant that you are wanting something to happen but are prepared that it might not.

Hence my joke on “Hope and Pray”…… If you “Hope” (expect) than you have no need to pray…..