"'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?

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Franc T., Planar

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"'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« on: March 15, 2007, 03:42:02 AM »
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?sourceid=Mozilla-search&va=earther

Main Entry: flat-earth·er
: a person who believes that the planet Earth is flat


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=earther&btnG=Search
Results 1 - 10 of about 80,700 for earther
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 03:42:58 AM »
Did you mean: earth 

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Franc T., Planar

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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 03:43:45 AM »
Simply because "earth" has far more hits than "earther." It does not invalidate it as a word.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 03:46:19 AM »
Simply because "earth" has far more hits than "earther." It does not invalidate it as a word.

Just because it has 80,000 hits doesn't validate it as a word.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/earther

Hey look, this dictionary doesn't think earther is a word.

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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007, 03:47:39 AM »
Obviously the government got to them.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007, 03:48:41 AM »
Obviously the government got to them.

Bahahahaha

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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007, 03:51:11 AM »
you're strong w/the force francois .. are you a jedi yet ? i'm still trying to get past force pull, u kno, gravity :(
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007, 03:15:59 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 06:23:54 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2007, 06:50:16 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2007, 06:53:04 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.

Earther is a popular word?

I don't think crunk is in the dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word

I don't see your definition.  Point it out to me if I'm wrong ^^
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2007, 07:12:46 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.

Earther is a popular word?

I don't think crunk is in the dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word

I don't see your definition.  Point it out to me if I'm wrong ^^

Just because a term is not included in a dictionary, doesn't make it a word.  People used the word rollerblade before it was ever listed in a dictionary.  Plus, you can coin your own words.  Richard Dawkins coined the word meme and William Shakespeare coined the word assassination, accused, mimic, bedroom... among others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_invented_by_Shakespeare, and yet these words are now included in any English dictionary.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2007, 07:13:56 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.

Earther is a popular word?

I don't think crunk is in the dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word

I don't see your definition.  Point it out to me if I'm wrong ^^

Just because a term is not included in a dictionary, doesn't make it a word.  People used the word rollerblade before it was ever listed in a dictionary.  Plus, you can coin your own words.  Richard Dawkins coined the word meme and William Shakespeare coined the word assassination, accused, mimic, bedroom... among others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_invented_by_Shakespeare, and yet these words are now included in any English dictionary.

That doesn't mean that earther is a word.  It means that words can be brought into the English language after frequent usage.

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Franc T., Planar

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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2007, 07:14:09 PM »
I guess we can add "how languages evolve" to the loooooong list of things Round Earthers are ignorant about.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2007, 07:20:01 PM »
I guess we can add "how languages evolve" to the loooooong list of things Round Earthers are ignorant about.

Fg ginhg gdgjngd taignigdas f gidsgngds FEers LoL.

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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2007, 07:21:21 PM »
I guess we can add "how languages evolve" to the loooooong list of things Round Earthers are ignorant about.

Fg ginhg gdgjngd taignigdas f gidsgngds FEers LoL.

Another REer goes insane.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2007, 07:23:16 PM »
I guess we can add "how languages evolve" to the loooooong list of things Round Earthers are ignorant about.

Fg ginhg gdgjngd taignigdas f gidsgngds FEers LoL.

Another REer goes insane.

I changed my mind, I've realized that it's actually a flat earth, but I did so just before that post.

Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2007, 07:23:53 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.

Earther is a popular word?

I don't think crunk is in the dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word

I don't see your definition.  Point it out to me if I'm wrong ^^

Just because a term is not included in a dictionary, doesn't make it a word.  People used the word rollerblade before it was ever listed in a dictionary.  Plus, you can coin your own words.  Richard Dawkins coined the word meme and William Shakespeare coined the word assassination, accused, mimic, bedroom... among others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_invented_by_Shakespeare, and yet these words are now included in any English dictionary.

That doesn't mean that earther is a word.  It means that words can be brought into the English language after frequent usage.

I think this forum has used earther frequently enough for it to become part of the English language albeit unofficially.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2007, 07:25:22 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.

Earther is a popular word?

I don't think crunk is in the dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word

I don't see your definition.  Point it out to me if I'm wrong ^^

Just because a term is not included in a dictionary, doesn't make it a word.  People used the word rollerblade before it was ever listed in a dictionary.  Plus, you can coin your own words.  Richard Dawkins coined the word meme and William Shakespeare coined the word assassination, accused, mimic, bedroom... among others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_invented_by_Shakespeare, and yet these words are now included in any English dictionary.

That doesn't mean that earther is a word.  It means that words can be brought into the English language after frequent usage.

I think this forum has used earther frequently enough for it to become part of the English language albeit unofficially.

If you've ever played an MMORPG, they've made up enough of their own words, such as lawl.

The keyword is unofficially.

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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2007, 07:30:24 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.

Earther is a popular word?

I don't think crunk is in the dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word

I don't see your definition.  Point it out to me if I'm wrong ^^

Just because a term is not included in a dictionary, doesn't make it a word.  People used the word rollerblade before it was ever listed in a dictionary.  Plus, you can coin your own words.  Richard Dawkins coined the word meme and William Shakespeare coined the word assassination, accused, mimic, bedroom... among others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_invented_by_Shakespeare, and yet these words are now included in any English dictionary.

That doesn't mean that earther is a word.  It means that words can be brought into the English language after frequent usage.

I think this forum has used earther frequently enough for it to become part of the English language albeit unofficially.

If you've ever played an MMORPG, they've made up enough of their own words, such as lawl.

The keyword is unofficially.

So, Round Earther, does the "language police" decide what is a new word and what isn't? Or gee, could language change because of NEW WORDS WE USE?

Do you people ever stop and think about ANYTHING?
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2007, 07:31:43 PM »
Its the English language.  It does not have to be confined to grammar.  So Earther can be a word if you define it to be.

Geordi means a blind black man.

Is geordi a word now, because I defined it to be?

If you wish it to be and it is used often gaining popularity, then yes.

Earther is a popular word?

I don't think crunk is in the dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/word

I don't see your definition.  Point it out to me if I'm wrong ^^

Just because a term is not included in a dictionary, doesn't make it a word.  People used the word rollerblade before it was ever listed in a dictionary.  Plus, you can coin your own words.  Richard Dawkins coined the word meme and William Shakespeare coined the word assassination, accused, mimic, bedroom... among others http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_invented_by_Shakespeare, and yet these words are now included in any English dictionary.

That doesn't mean that earther is a word.  It means that words can be brought into the English language after frequent usage.

I think this forum has used earther frequently enough for it to become part of the English language albeit unofficially.

If you've ever played an MMORPG, they've made up enough of their own words, such as lawl.

The keyword is unofficially.

So, Round Earther, does the "language police" decide what is a new word and what isn't? Or gee, could language change because of NEW WORDS WE USE?

Do you people ever stop and think about ANYTHING?


Does the language police?

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Franc T., Planar

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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2007, 07:32:29 PM »
Round Earthers are developmentally retarded. It's the only possibility I see that can explain this level of idiocy.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2007, 07:34:27 PM »
Round Earthers are developmentally retarded. It's the only possibility I see that can explain this level of idiocy.

I'm a Flat Earther, I just informed you of my stance change.

Also, your grammar isn't perfect, you've made plenty of mistakes already.

Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2007, 08:33:51 PM »
So, Round Earther, does the "language police" decide what is a new word and what isn't?

No, there is no authoritive "language police."

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Or gee, could language change because of NEW WORDS WE USE?

Yes, they can.  I just shown you examples (i.e. Shakespeare and Dawkins).

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Do you people ever stop and think about ANYTHING?

Obviously I thought well enough to construe these sentences.  As I shown before we can coin our own words.  Since we can define these terms to mean something, they are, in essence, words.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2007, 08:42:09 PM »
Words are like names..."by any other word would smell as sweet." -Shakespeare (this ones for you geordi ;) )

Some people prefer their cucumbers pickled.
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2007, 08:55:56 PM »
Words are like names..."by any other word would smell as sweet." -Shakespeare (this ones for you geordi ;) )

Some people prefer their cucumbers pickled.

I prefer my pickles cucumbered.  Rats, cucumbered is not a word.  Quickly, help me forge my new coinage into our society.

Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2007, 09:07:28 PM »
Words are like names..."by any other word would smell as sweet." -Shakespeare (this ones for you geordi ;) )

Some people prefer their cucumbers pickled.

I prefer my pickles cucumbered.  Rats, cucumbered is not a word.  Quickly, help me forge my new coinage into our society.

Define pickled and use it frequently, and thus you have coined it...so saith Lord Xenu!
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Re: "'Earther' is not a word." O RLY?
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2007, 09:52:01 PM »
Yes, I should be off to bed. Arguing with Tom wears oneself out. Good night, Dann.
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