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Re: Ashamed of [T]? (fy: /T/ -> /t_d/?)

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Thursday, November 4, 2004, 0:39
On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 16:04:53 -0500, Pascal A. Kramm <pkramm@...> wrote:

> Well, I've always used "disgust" simply for "not-like", not going even > remotely close to "Ekel, Abscheu" (for which I generally use "loathe", or > also "repulse"), and never had any problems in understanding, until now...
Well, you're using it wrong. Ask any _native_ English speaker and they'll most likely tell you that you're using it wrong. It's likely that people have "allowed" you to use it the way you have because they didn't want to seem rude and correct you, or that they thought you really hated something that strongly.
> Apparently, this word is perceived quite differently by different people.
It has a pretty stable perception among most native English speakers: something so intensely negative that it makes you feel violently ill. It is also similar to hate. Most people only use disgust to indicate something is nasty, or something is morally nasty or loatheful: "That moldy bread disgusts me!" "That dead cat on the sidewalk is disgusting!" "I think cabbage is so gross that it's disgusting!" (I like cabbage, actually) "I can't believe you'd be so cruel to her, you're a disgusting human being" "You really believe that she deserved to be raped? You disgust me!"
>I think my rephrashing of "slightly annoyed" made the >intended meaning clear.
That is a better representation of how you feel. Slightly annoyed is not even close to the connotation that disgust carries. -- You can turn away from me but there's nothing that'll keep me here you know And you'll never be the city guy Any more than I'll be hosting The Scooby Show Scooby Show - Belle and Sebastian


Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>Disgusting thread... ;-)