User Tag List

  1. #61621
    The Senate Osprey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Posts
    8,245

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    English has the dichotomy of good and bad. It also has the dichotomy of good and evil. Notice how we have these subtly different words, bad and evil? We have no such distinction for good. It's just good.
    Well, there's good the adjective, and good the noun, although the noun form is usually used as a plural, such as in dry goods.
    Likes Magic Poriferan liked this post

  2. #61622
    Senior Member Magic Poriferan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    Yin
    Enneagram
    One sx/sp
    Posts
    13,116

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Well, there's good the adjective, and good the noun, although the noun form is usually used as a plural, such as in dry goods.
    It can be a singular, abstract noun, like the greater good. The institution was a moral good. Evil can also be an adjective and a noun (though I don't ever know of it being a concrete noun like dried evils) There is no noun form of bad though. There isn't a bad, or bads. Why is that?

    More significant, though, is the fact that bad and evil, both as adjectives, still don't mean exactly the same thing. A person wouldn't necessarily use them interchangeably. But when I use good as an adjective, it is left ambiguous as to whether I mean the opposite of bad or the opposite of evil.
    Go to sleep, iguana.


    _________________________________
    INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp.
    Live and let live will just amount to might makes right

  3. #61623
    mom I'm going out Masokissed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    MBTI
    ESFP
    Enneagram
    7w8 sx/so
    Socionics
    SEE Se
    Posts
    912

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 21lux View Post
    So dust off your fuck me pumps
    Likes Yamato Nadeshiko liked this post

  4. #61624
    The Senate Osprey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Posts
    8,245

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    It can be a singular, abstract noun, like the greater good. The institution was a moral good. Evil can also be an adjective and a noun (though I don't ever know of it being a concrete noun like dried evils) There is no noun form of bad though. There isn't a bad, or bads. Why is that?
    I'm not sure. Dried evil could refer to some dried squid I tried once.

    More significant, though, is the fact that bad and evil, both as adjectives, still don't mean exactly the same thing. A person wouldn't necessarily use them interchangeably. But when I use good as an adjective, it is left ambiguous as to whether I mean the opposite of bad or the opposite of evil.
    Sometimes in slang, bad can actually mean good. Like, "I want the biggest, baddest car I can find." I don't think evil really has the same slang meaning.

  5. #61625

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 21lux View Post
    i forgot that nebraska was a real place and drunk me was wondering if anyone actually lived there or if nebraska was just a myth
    And do we know yet that its not?
    Likes Yamato Nadeshiko liked this post

  6. #61626
    just hanging in limbo Smilephantomhive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    MBTI
    ISTJ
    Socionics
    SLI None
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    I hate when you have to argue against other people's arguments when you agree with them.
    "Avoid getting too preoccupied thinking about what you’re going to do, to actually do it."
    — Rachel Wolchin

    johari
    nohari
    avatar
    Likes Magic Poriferan liked this post

  7. #61627
    Markov's your dad now Anaximander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Enneagram
    954 sp/sx
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    7,970

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    I hate when you have to argue against other people's arguments when you agree with them.
    But it can be fun

  8. #61628
    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Enneagram
    827 sp/so
    Posts
    19,950

    Default

    I think I want to plant poppies... not because I want to start harvesting opium or anything, but because they're super pretty and I kind of enjoy petting their petals apparently they can be planted by just tossing their seeds at the ground pretty much and they grow, so I may be capable of growing them
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

  9. #61629
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    MBTI
    eNfJ
    Enneagram
    359 sp/sx
    Socionics
    EIE Ni
    Posts
    1,333

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Forever View Post
    Excellent. I am very agnostic in the sense I understand that nobody has the sufficient truth. Which is consistent in
    <3

  10. #61630
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    28,624

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I think I want to plant poppies... not because I want to start harvesting opium or anything, but because they're super pretty and I kind of enjoy petting their petals apparently they can be planted by just tossing their seeds at the ground pretty much and they grow, so I may be capable of growing them
    but if you harvest opium you can open a den and make money.
    Perfectly robust chickens
    Run laps a lot
    Pee on the garden
    Leap over fences
    Cock is a word for rooster
    Hen is a type of chicken?
    Kit kats are good
    Nice chickens don't belong in the
    Zoo
    ~@magpie

Similar Threads

  1. [SJ] SJ Random Thought Thread
    By Giggly in forum The SJ Guardhouse (ESFJ, ISFJ, ESTJ, ISTJ)
    Replies: 726
    Last Post: Today, 02:51 AM
  2. [NT] Random thought thread (NT version)
    By yenom in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 155
    Last Post: 10-22-2016, 04:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts