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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by CF87, Aug 28, 2007.
Man, I am feeling so subjunctive right now
If you were to fix my post, I would be mad
So all that anti-smoking propaganda seems to be working, at least in Canada. The big story in the local newspaper the other day was that kids now prefer weed to cigarettes. Not to assume a correlation, but I think the strategy needs some refocusing if they are pushing kids from the unhealthy activity into the illegal one.
That sounds way better.
Smoking for me is because of stress and anxiety and at a certain point not being able to hide anymore and dealing with stress because am starting just to go along with things instead of resisting and avoiding and situations making me stressed out or uncomfortable. Smoking a cig in certain ways is putting up a wall that's just invisible and you have that wall for the duration and than it has to go away. It's just you can pause have a relief and think about what's happening and whether or not you like what is happening or not and if are willing to accept it or change.
Almost. You just need to switch the word "infer" with "imply". Inferring is something that people do - it means to make a guess or deduce something. Implying is to suggest something without making it plainly obvious (i.e. leaving it for others to infer).
I think we all got the meat of the idea on the very first attempt at expressing it, hence fulfilling the purpose of that post.
Belligerent. Good luck.
I always thought "infer" and "imply" were interchangeable.
That's crazy talk.
They are. Infer has multiple definitions/uses, one being a synonym for imply.
I always that that infer meant to come to a conclusion based on the evidence. Ex: Because his torso hurt, I inferred that it was an unnoticed knife stab wound.
Imply means to suggest something without actually saying it.
Haha @ your example.
Also, Greys, are you aware that the only reason people "smoke to relieve stress" is because not having cigarettes causes more stress anyway?
Most words don't "mean" a single definition... They've multiple uses. Infer can mean the same thing as imply, but doesn't always. In this case both words are equally correct.
The only reason? Not everyone that smokes is addicted to nicotine, plus the effects of nicotine relieves stress whether it is withdrawal-caused or not. Also, most people that are addicted to nicotine schedule their smoking well enough to not have any withdrawal symptoms. So no, that is far from true. Nicotine is a sedative that does very effectively relieve stress.
So you have the ban in place? Sorry, forgot about that...
Hey, it seemed to offend, and I didn't feel like wasting time coming up with new insults...
And I'd rather be an "archaic savage" than a wimp!
You and vihris-gari are correct. The definitions of infer and imply do not overlap.
–verb (used with object)
1. to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence: They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice.
2. (of facts, circumstances, statements, etc.) to indicate or involve as a conclusion; lead to.
3. to guess; speculate; surmise.
4. to hint; imply; suggest.