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Old 02-13-2008, 01:35 AM   #211 (permalink)
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Third, I said a good majority, not most, Americans speak Spanish.
Majority not most?

I thought a Majority meant "a number or percentage equaling more than half of a total" and that most meant "the majority of" or am I wrong?
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:36 AM   #212 (permalink)
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What are you talking about? Not once did she ever say anything about a 'melting pot', in fact the term was not brought up until smilemptysoul brought it up.
Actually TremblayINC first mentioned the melting pot in reference to the American policy of immigrant assimilation into the culture. Miss Croft just failed to realize what he was saying and is now grasping frantically at any argument that MAY win this debate.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:38 AM   #213 (permalink)
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Majority not most?

I thought a Majority meant "a number or percentage equaling more than half of a total" and that most meant "the majority of" or am I wrong?
"a GOOD majority". There is a simple concept in which a combination of words creates a new meaning that the words themselves could not convey. "a good majority" means "many", "a lot", "quite a few", NOT most. It's how the English language works. I thought you would've know that.
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Actually TremblayINC first mentioned the melting pot in reference to the American policy of immigrant assimilation into the culture. Miss Croft just failed to realize what he was saying and is now grasping frantically at any argument that MAY win this debate.



Why do I have to "try" to win a debate with a couple of people who don't even know that "majority" means, "most". Come on..


And please watch the double posting...
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:41 AM   #215 (permalink)
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Now you've went from looking ignorant to looking stupid. You said that people are forced to live one certain lifestyle in America. I asked you to back up that comment and you post a quote of what a melting pot is? Please.


smileeymptysoul, it doesn't address it in any way. Conforming to a nationals laws and regulations isn't being forced to live one certain lifestyle. You have to conform to every countries laws and regulations when you enter the country. Canada is no different, nor is any other country. Wanna try again?
There's a huge difference between conforming to laws and conforming to a way of life. So, stop reading what we write, rewriting and misinterpreting it. Okay? Conforming to a way of life means how to act, look, etc. Immigrants are expected to adopt an American identity instead of a foreign identity living in America.
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"a GOOD majority". There is a simple concept in which a combination of words creates a new meaning that the words themselves could not convey. "a good majority" means "many", "a lot", "quite a few", NOT most. It's how the English language works. I thought you would've know that.
Really, because according according to Merriam-Webster, you know the people who sort of decide the meanings of the words in the English language, would tend to disagree.

and as for the melting pot thing, that phrase "melting pot", those two words, were brought up by you, page 20, post #198
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Honestly, I don't see why I bother, with the help of my witty sidekick smileemptysoul17, to debate this girl. Her responses can be broken down to this;
"OMG you guys are so stupid and I'm ignoring what you just said while further questioning it."
Seriously, what she's doing is practically the definition of ignorance.
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Why do I have to "try" to win a debate with a couple of people who don't even know that "majority" means, "most". Come on..


And please watch the double posting...
maybe double posting wouldn't be necessary if you'd read the posts the first time. See above for proof that YOU don't know what majority means in ALL contexts.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:45 AM   #219 (permalink)
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I've been reading her responses, and she hasn't said anything like that.

If you want to hear "OMG you guys are sooooooooooo stupid", maybe you should interact with some of the American public. Probably Southern California.
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There's a huge difference between conforming to laws and conforming to a way of life. So, stop reading what we write, rewriting and misinterpreting it. Okay? Conforming to a way of life means how to act, look, etc. Immigrants are expected to adopt an American identity instead of a foreign identity living in America.
Legal immigrants can lead any kind of life they want in America. They are free to have their own religion and free to do what anyone else wants. They are not forced to conform to anything except for the laws in which we all abide. They are free to look how they wish and act how they wish *within limit of the law* just like any of us are. I would really like to know where you get your information from because it's seriously wrong.
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