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Old 08-27-2011, 07:25 PM
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"Secondary has negative connotations of "less than" in our society."

Originally Posted by AutumnalTone View Post
Saying "Nope" with conviction has little weight as a contribution to a conversation.

It seems to me we have here a linguistics question. What connotations does this word actually have in real world usage? That's the question. It seems to me obvious that people use first and second as value terms quite regularly. Some restaraunts / wines / books / furniture are "first rate," while others are "second rate". First generally or often connotes "best" or "most important". These, I think, are linguistic facts. "Nope" doesn't change the facts.
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