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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2015 (continent)

by chacham (Prior)
on Jun 29, 2015 at 19:02 UTC ( #1132512=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (continent)
in thread poll ideas quest 2015

The question is, "My favorite continent is" (emphasis added), not was, so, i don't think, Avalonia, Baltica, Laurentia, Laurussia, Gondwana, or Pangaea fit. The other three have been added.

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Re^4: poll ideas quest 2015 (continent)
by 1nickt (Abbot) on Jun 30, 2015 at 14:08 UTC

    But "is" refers to me and my preference, not (directly) to my favourite.

    Can I not say that my favourite music composer is JS Bach?

    If I say that my favourite composer was JS Bach, does that not mean simply that I have changed my mind? Surely it doesn't mean that I was contemporaneous to him, and he remained my favourite until I outlived him?

    Can I not say say that my favourite composer was Katy Perry, but now is JS Bach?

    Not being persnickety here; my favourite continent is Pangaea. Really!

    Remember: Ne dederis in spiritu molere illegitimi!

      Heh. Since posting that, i have been reviewing that in my mind. I still don't think they fit what i have in mind, but i'm not against a pollster adding it in an actual poll.

        Also consider that I can mentally explore Pangaea in the present just as you can mentally explore Middle Earth in the present.

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