“I'm done here. Huffington Post has some buzz word I can't figure out so I can't even comment here. HP has become the left's version of the tea party. Not one word out of line. I can't even guess what is making it so I can't comment, but I can't so ------- ------- ------- - -------, Huffington.”
“Odd. I've read the bible. "Homosexual" isn't in there. None of the words we know of as homosexual are in there. So, there must be some interpreting going on. And it is wrong, just as this self-appointed point man for god is.”
SupportCollectiveBargain on Dec 10, 2013 at 08:30:01
“Oh, I get it. I took you to be earnest. Since you're Canadian you're better than anyone else. Well, never mind then.
Oh, but Mr. Linguistic man, the first definition of 'sway' is to move slowly back and forth, like a suspension bridge. The sway you are talking about comes from Slightly before Shakespearean times and no longer is in use except in idiom. Scag.”
Counterglow on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:27:54
“You think only the first definition in a dictionary is the one in use? ROFL. You must have a lot of trouble with "sealing"...not to mention "bow", "wave" and "trunk". And would you like some other words that come from long before Shakespearean times that are still in use (as sway is...snicker)? Do the words "dog" and "cat" ring a bell?
The expression itself, by the way, is anything but obsolete or rarely used. Here's a few examples out of literally hundreds of thousands.
These are all American, too. I didn't want you to think my Canadian superiority had caused me to cherry-pick. If you'd like "sway" all by itself, there's a few hundred thousand of those, too. Also American, of course. Hope this improves your day. :-)”
“Go there and live. In the first winter you'll be laughing at people and running around in shirts. The next winter you'll be shivering in your new winter coat. People acclimate to wherever they live. Only late night knuckle heads (that's all of them) would find this funny. It's a "so what?" item.”
jafsie on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:49:27
Angie Daniels on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:38:56
“Yep. I too laughed the first year. (from Chicago originally). Going on year 14... I am cold. (and in the valley)”
Strywever on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:24:08
“A simple coat solves the problem in L.A., no? They don't have to deal with ice and snow, and rarely need more than a jacket. So it IS a bit laughable.”
“But where does it come from? How did it come to mean what it does? "Hold sway" isn't an idiom that is automatically understandable. I think the journalist might has flung it into the story as a cliche. But, say! You didn't say what it is. Hm.”
Fran Jaime on Dec 11, 2013 at 12:58:10
“You're joking right?”
Counterglow on Dec 10, 2013 at 02:03:05
“I disagree with your assertion that this phrase isn't automatically understandable. To sway is to influence. To "hold sway" is to be the most influential, which in this context means humans are the chief driver of environmental change on the planet.
I doubt the author considered there would be anybody literate enough to find their way to this site who wouldn't be aware of the phrase, even though it isn't used particularly well. "Hold dominion" would probably have been better. However, I'd certainly be disappointed in any child who didn't know what this meant by Grade 5 or 6.
But then, I'm Canadian. Perhaps literacy standards are different in your part of the world?”
“To me this is all hilarious. Where to start? First, a rather blandly dressed woman disses on prettier women's dresses. The roar from HP is women are equal to men but I've never seen a style evolution of any guy. These women are touted as actresses, though none would be working without their good looks. It's a wild free-for-all about nothing. And, of course, the unlucky actress with 3 consecutive appearances on the badly dressed list could very easily lose her job an be tossed in the ugly pile we men are supposed to pretend doesn't exist.”
“I live alone. Dead family. A couple of friends. It' sounds perfect to me. Now I don't have to stomp around the store to carry weighty bags of food home. You guys just never can wear someone else's shoes. Sure wish you'd try once in a while.”
Dec 9, 2013 at 17:50:30
“Maybe if the "stars" had some songwriting ability and or something to say, perhaps they wouldn't storm off into their dressing rooms. Computer manufactured music with bland baby baby lyrics just isn't worth listening to anyway.”
“The Hall of Fame is about white getting copy during the season. Uh, people of certain, well, let's say APPEARANCES, have to provide more copy than others and what used to be "rules of thumb" are now rule set in stone. Who freaking cares?”