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9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?
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9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I think they're both very reliable.
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9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?
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9/27/2015 10:15:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?

I wouldn't split hairs. They're both fine.
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9/27/2015 10:17:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 10:15:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?

I wouldn't split hairs. They're both fine.

Alright.
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9/27/2015 10:37:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 10:15:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?

I wouldn't split hairs. They're both fine.

By the way, I am on team Goose.
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9/27/2015 10:40:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 10:37:57 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:15:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?

I wouldn't split hairs. They're both fine.

By the way, I am on team Goose.

Ummm...okay.
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9/27/2015 10:41:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 10:40:03 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:37:57 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:15:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?

I wouldn't split hairs. They're both fine.

By the way, I am on team Goose.

Ummm...okay.

You must not know what that is.
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9/27/2015 10:42:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 10:41:19 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:40:03 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:37:57 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:15:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?

I wouldn't split hairs. They're both fine.

By the way, I am on team Goose.

Ummm...okay.

You must not know what that is.

Not really.
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9/27/2015 10:45:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 10:42:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:41:19 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:40:03 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:37:57 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:15:30 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 10:10:23 PM, lol101 wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:43:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I think they're both very reliable.

But which is more (even by the slightest) reliable?

I wouldn't split hairs. They're both fine.

By the way, I am on team Goose.

Ummm...okay.

You must not know what that is.

Not really.

Ok. Nvm. I assumed you would.
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9/27/2015 11:06:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?

OED, always. Merriam Webster is bastardized English and I would instantly vote against anyone who cited it. Do me a favour and never use it.
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9/27/2015 11:16:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 11:06:24 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?

OED, always. Merriam Webster is bastardized English and I would instantly vote against anyone who cited it. Do me a favour and never use it.

I used to. I now won't.
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9/28/2015 1:48:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 11:06:24 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?

OED, always. Merriam Webster is bastardized English and I would instantly vote against anyone who cited it. Do me a favour and never use it.

Both are good. Just because one uses American English doesn't make it bad. And voting against someone for the dictionary they use is a bit inappropriate.
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9/28/2015 3:07:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?

I think both are perfectly reliable. I personally use Oxford, but it's just an old habit. It doesn't really hold any weight either way.
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9/28/2015 3:07:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/28/2015 1:48:03 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 9/27/2015 11:06:24 PM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?

OED, always. Merriam Webster is bastardized English and I would instantly vote against anyone who cited it. Do me a favour and never use it.

Both are good. Just because one uses American English doesn't make it bad. And voting against someone for the dictionary they use is *entirely* inappropriate.

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9/28/2015 3:15:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?

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No. Just no. BAD PONY. American Heritage is the ONLY dictionary for decent, civilized people. Reform thyself.
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9/28/2015 3:25:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/28/2015 3:15:21 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 9/27/2015 9:25:41 PM, lol101 wrote:
When using definitions for a debate, which sources are more reliable to use? Merriam Webster or Oxford Dictionary?

https://ahdictionary.com...

No. Just no. BAD PONY. American Heritage is the ONLY dictionary for decent, civilized people. Reform thyself.

I'm not a pony.
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