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Re^5: Some recent DNA threads

by Argel (Prior)
on May 11, 2012 at 00:44 UTC ( #969887=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Some recent DNA threads
in thread Some recent DNA threads

Sorry, but a literal interpretation does not match the common usage today, which is more along the lines of "be concerned" than actual fear. And being a tag line from a movie actually supports that it is a colloquialism!

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Re^6: Some recent DNA threads
by Anonymous Monk on May 11, 2012 at 07:45 UTC

    Sorry, but a literal interpretation does not match the common usage today ...

    Didn't you notice the italics sundialsvc4 uses? If thats not an indication of "I'm being serious, seriously, colloquialism not!" then I don't know what is

      Italicizing a word or phrase does not change the meaning -- it enhances it. Thus, "very concerned", not "very afraid". And technically, either way it would still be a colloquialism.

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        Italicizing a word or phrase does not change the meaning -- it enhances it

        Not the way sundialsvc4 uses italics

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