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Old 08-27-2011, 07:41 PM
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to say that secondary is no more or less than a descriptor is a woeful simplification of the reality. As some one who has studied linguistics, it is widely held in that field that words have not only definition but also context. Yes, baggage, if you will. If you don't personally feel that baggage of the word, great, but it is odd to say that it doesn't exist. In the poly community and in the English speaking community, the word secondary has contexts and connotations, bad, good and neutral. I don't think that anyone is suggesting that no on ever use it, especially if it works for them, but it feels like folks are trying to make those of us who'd like a new word feel badly about it. No word exists in a vacuum.
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