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  • When They Say This, They Mean That! When They Say This, They Mean That!

    Saturday, 22 April 2017

    A professor once told our class that words don't have meaning... they have usage.  If someone asked you for a 'Plug," what are they requesting?  There are about nine different usages in the English language (including slang) for the word "plug."

    A plug can be an electrical chord or outlet. A plug can be an encouraging  remark on their behalf. A plug can be a pinch of tobacco. A plug can be an old horse, etc.

    I've discovered that most people in business use words without thought to the usage and claim a common meaning.  For this discussion we need to understand the difference between 

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