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#35597 - 07/13/01 07:24 PM
#35598 - 07/13/01 11:34 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
Is antidisintermediation any worse than that hoary old favourite of linguaphiles everywhere antidisestablishmentarianism?
#35599 - 07/14/01 01:29 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
Loc: New England, USA
warning them that the company would be less likely to do business with those among them who also marketed their goods online.
Hmmmm! Verrrry interesting. Now, why is stuff that is on sale at Blankstore.com online is not on sale or even available in the real, local Blank store?
#35600 - 07/14/01 04:46 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Max, I had just as hard a time trying to figure out the meaning of antidisintermediation as I always have with
antidisestablishmentarianism (hi, Bingley). I have to think, "Ok, mediation I understand. Intermediation is understandable. Disintermediation: oh yeah, against intermediation. Antidisintermediation: way too big of a stretch, but ok, I followed it all." That last one is like Bingley's story of two positives making a negative:
"yeah, yeah"; but in this case it's two negatives making a positive. Seems to me it's the equivalent of saying
against against intermediaries: ree-dick-i-lous!
#35601 - 07/14/01 07:52 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
Loc: Spam Factory
The person who invented that ten dollar word* should be slapped in the face with a sock full of wet mud. This ridiculous word reminds me of the business madness depicted in the hilarious film "Office Space."
*You can get the word online for $8.95.
#35602 - 07/15/01 01:41 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
Bingley's story of two positives making a negative:
When I saw this story posted I didn't understand how that makes a negative, but I didn't respond. I still don't understand it. The only double positive that I can think of that makes a negative is the sarcastic "yeah, right". Could you perhaps explain the other example?
#35603 - 07/15/01 01:50 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis? Anonymous
that's exactly it... the two phrases have a similar meaning (depending on inflection, of course; it's not a "Yeah, Yeah!"(as in Hear, Hear!) but rather a scornful High-Low sound, perhaps even accompanied with a dramatic rolling of the eyes (not that i would know about these things)). perhaps "yeah, right", though, is a tad more combactive™.
#35604 - 07/15/01 03:08 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
Loc: New York City
<<I still don't understand it."
#35605 - 07/15/01 09:51 PM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. (UP, DOWN, DOWN MORE)
#35606 - 07/16/01 05:52 AM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?
What is this? The New Beatles™?
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah...
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