I suspect he was being sarcastic. Logic is not involved.
That may (or may not) be true. But as Mongolia had a population of 37*, it really doesn’t say much. The Roman Empire comprised virtually every city of any size in the world at the time. And everyone in between. Approaching 60 million, which was a good chunk of the world’s population at the time..*rounded up.
And eny fule kno that he took his cues from Shakespeare, not that Khayyam fella.
… sez the ‘oh so humble’ CAT!!!!! ;-)
The tragedy is that @ermolig doesn’t even know it’s doing it. One day there’ll be logic transplants, and some poor hamster may have to be sacrificed for it. Until then, it’ll troll away.
Internet Rule #22(ii): “Anyone using the term ‘ad hominem’ as a substitute for intelligent comment is just about to launch an ad hominem attack”.
No good being rational with @eromlig: he’s like wee Donnie. He doesn’t do rational. He only does dumb and nasty. Oh, and double-dumb.
Eating was easier, too.
The increasing use of nouns as verbs is everywhere, and so widespread, that it’s probably here to stay. But there’s no point getting upset about it; language has always been a living thing, and probably always will.I once attended a lecture on Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679); the first question afterwards was “Can we get a translation?”. And don’t start me on Chaucer!As a Brit [sic], I used to be appalled at the American use of English. Now I’ve taken lessons (Mostly cable TV), I don’t worry. What matters is that we understand them. Language is about communication – if it does that, it’s OK.
Well spotted … and even then it was 12 years too late!
Nice, but 25 years too late ;-)