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Discussion of "sorta"
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Comment #1: Joke Word with Serious Applications
Curtis W Franks (Fri Sep 11 15:33:05 2015)

This word (and kinda) is actually rather useful. I do not think that it
should be considered only a joke word. There are lots of occasions when one
desires to describe something as being an approximate version of something
else or having an approximate quality (or approximately having a quality);
in other dituations, a statement or description may not be officially true,
but it loosely fits/is appropriate/ is de facto or effectively true; these
words are great for such situations.

Comment #2: Re: Joke Word with Serious Applications
gleki (Fri Sep 11 16:13:41 2015)

krtisfranks wrote:
> This word (and kinda) is actually rather useful. I do not think that it

> should be considered only a joke word. There are lots of occasions when
one
> desires to describe something as being an approximate version of
something
> else or having an approximate quality (or approximately having a
quality);
> in other dituations, a statement or description may not be officially
true,
> but it loosely fits/is appropriate/ is de facto or effectively true;
these
> words are great for such situations.


for now it's better to add new definitions, in this case with jargon field
different or empty

Comment #3: Re: Joke Word with Serious Applications
Curtis W Franks (Sat Sep 12 15:19:08 2015)

gleki wrote:
> krtisfranks wrote:
> > This word (and kinda) is actually rather useful. I do not think that
it
>
> > should be considered only a joke word. There are lots of occasions when

> one
> > desires to describe something as being an approximate version of
> something
> > else or having an approximate quality (or approximately having a
> quality);
> > in other dituations, a statement or description may not be officially
> true,
> > but it loosely fits/is appropriate/ is de facto or effectively true;
> these
> > words are great for such situations.
>
>
> for now it's better to add new definitions, in this case with jargon
field
> different or empty


But the current definitions (possibly modulo typing) are fine. It is their
usage and restrictions thereof that bother me.

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