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moonlune wrote (edited )

that said it's hard to talk about politics when people can't agree on what terms mean.

Discussion would be so much simpler if we could have verbal asterisks that'd point to references on how we define our terms.

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tubers wrote

Wait goto statements in conversation are "simple"? I feel like you are punking me. Relevant xkcd.

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moonlune wrote

OK I fixed it.

Discussion(*) would be so much simpler(**) if we could have verbal asterisks that'd point to references on how we define(***) our terms.

(*) actually I meant debates, but also discussions as a generalization of the idea I was trying to convey. However there needs to be a conflict and or a misunderstanding.

(**) can also be understood as shorter and that the previously mentioned conflicts would be faster to solve.

(***) Definitions change depending on the context, so we can't simply use a common dictionary.

Maybe I just suck at communication.

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