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Thread for arguing about "Transformer or SMPS"

Discussion in 'Word Games' started by bernardgreen, 12 Feb 2017.

  1. EFLImpudence

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    It's all been said before but -

    The problem is that some people will only accept that a {whatever}, where {whatever} is an ordinary word which itself means something, can only be use for the first device which was manufactured to achieve the desired result.
    That is {transformer} (word meaning 'that which transforms' - which simply means 'changes') can only be the original Victorian lump of metal and not a modern device which achieves the same result.


    It is the same as saying a cooker can only be a device manufactured from cast iron which cooks by burning wood and a modern electric - and electronic - one which does the same is not a cooker, even though it cooks.
    Also, a printer can only be a man who sets type and the modern electronic device is not a printer, even though it prints.

    Simply - anything which {verb} is a {verb}er; anything which transforms IS a transformer.
     
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    In the same way you highlight what you write and then click the buttons to change the colour you highlight what the other person has written and click the buttons to turn it into a quote.
     
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    I wish them luck in lavatories.
     
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    I think I got it now, still might need a bit of practice to do multi-quote, thanks
     
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    You can, of course, "Quote" the whole text and insert "[/quote]" at the appropriate place, type your reply, then insert "[qu╬┐te]" before the next bit that you want to include, deleting the bits you don't want.
     
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