"I want to be my own design" Clive Barker - Imajica

Friday, August 19, 2011

I do not think that word means what you think it means...

Several times over the last couple of months I have seen the following words thrown all over ye old interwebz and I am beginning to suspect that the people who are using these words don't really understand what they mean. So here is a handy dandy explanation guide

 

u·ni·ty

Show Spelled[yoo-ni-tee]
noun, plural -ties.
1.the state of being one; oneness.
2.a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
3.the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification.
4.absence of diversity; unvaried or uniform character.
5.oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.
–verb (used with object)
1.to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
2.to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.) without giving way; serve as a prop for.
3.to undergo or endure, especially with patience or submission; tolerate.
4.to sustain (a person, the mind, spirits, courage, etc.) under trial or affliction: They supported him throughouthis ordeal.
5.to maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying with things necessary to existence; provide for: to support a family.

friend·ship

[frend-ship] 
noun
1.the state of being a friend;  association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
2.a friendly relation or intimacy.
3.friendly feeling or disposition.
further clarification for those who are still confused

friend

[frend]  
noun
1.a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
2.a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
3.a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?
4.a member of the same nation, party, etc.
5.(initial capital letter) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker.


 and the word I know they don't know at all

hyp·o·crite

[hip-uh-krit] Show IPA
noun
1.a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does notactually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2.a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life,opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

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