Ever more Serious questions...

Ever more Serious questions...
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When there are no words to describe something, is it better to just use gestures?

When words don't get through to a listener the first time, why do so many people just repeat the same words instead of reaching for synonyms?

What is "mild" weather -- just the lack of "severe" weather?

Don't the same people who say "Music won't help children learn" tend to be the same people who are always singing advertising jingles?

What's worse: Hearing a song and not understanding the words, or hearing a song and not understanding the music?

Why does "Based on a true story" feel more compelling to some people than "The true story" of whatever it is? (Is it only the  editing for drama's sake, or something else?)

Who said you weren't going to find any "who" questions here?

Who's going to stop me doing something rash the next time I hear someone say "Oh, they're just words!"?


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  • "Mild weather" usually means moderate temperatures, i.e. today being 72 degrees and sunny instead of 43 and cloudy [actual] or 92 and blazing.

    The two music questions add up to the one real music one--what is that bumper music (tv or radio segue, advertising, sports) that they are playing on the fitness center muzak that does not have discernible lyrics? Like the "Sox Fest...da da da da da da da, Sox Fest, da da da da da da da da...."

    "Based on a true story" probably indicates 90% not.

    Pete Townshend said...

    Usually "just words" doesn't get you arrested.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thank you for entertaining answers, Jack!

  • Hearing the song and not understanding the words or the music is a good way to describe rap.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    My sentiments exactly... except that I'm not always sure I include rap in my definition of music.

  • In the starfish world there a suckers born every minute.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Aw, seriously!

  • I enjoy your "Serious Questions" feature!

  • In reply to folkloric:

    Thank you!

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