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Preventive. Preventative isn't a word.
Actually, preventative is a word, but it is substandard English. See: http://grammarist.com/spelling/preventative-preventive/. I must say, though, that I am more than a little surprised that ChazR, who strongly gives the impression that he thinks he is the most brilliant light in the chess.com firmament, would use less than the best English available to him, since the word preventative is considerably less than the "perfectly good word" which he asserts it is.
I stand corrected. Interesting, though that the adjective definition above is incorrect (preventive is the adjective -- eg. preventive maintenance, whereas preventative is the noun -- eg. preventive maintenance is a good preventative against breakdowns). It even goes as far as to use the right word, preventive, in the example sentence.
Usage was still incorrect in post 1056 above, though.
ChazR, I don't think it's a pity at all "that the Great Bard of Avon is not alive to help us in this quest" to find a new name for "online chess" or "turn-based chess." After all, we do have you; and you give the strong impression that you know far more than anyone else on the site about Shakespeare. Can't you just step in for him?
Could someone please list the the names of the other systems still available for playing chess on the internet? This is the only one I know of.
Wrong again, TheGrobe. See: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preventative. Preventative is used interchangeabley as a noun or an adjective.
Actually, my zeal is for oldspeak to a certain extent, not newspeak. Perhaps "traditionalspeak" would be a more apt term for my meaning.
Takes all kinds....so long as we are not unduly fardelled by bared bodkins.
Preventative is disputed.
Actually, my zeal is for oldspeak to a certain extent, not newspeak. Perhaps "traditional speak" would be a more apt term for my meaning................
I know, Gerry, I was not referring to you... Just wanted to make a point that what should have been a simple and done discussion on whether one should adhere to the (obvious, to me at least) name "Correspondence Chess" or not, is turning into a tedious thread with an Orwellian (or Kafkaesque, if you prefer) flavour to it...
chess for the lethargic
You got that right, Hari! This thread became a verbal analogue to the carnival house of mirrors long ago and, like Boris Karloff's "The Mummy," continues ever to make its slow, laborious, senseless, but ineluctable way onward, dragging one leg along behind it all the while.
CHECK CHESS! You have to CHECK in daily to CHECK on the progress of your game, to see if your opponent worked his way out of CHECK and is only a couple of moves from putting you in CHECK mate.
For anyone this may apply to:
There is the bona fide condition of Histrionic Personality Disorder (section 301.50 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychological Association (DSM-IV).
This disorder is characterized by an excessive attention seeking behavior where the person is uncomfortable in situations when he/she/it is not the center of attention. The person consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention and also uses seductive or sexually provocative behavior inappropriately and prematurely believes relationships are intimate. The style of speech is impressionistic, lacks detail, and show a theatrical (drama-queen/king) exaggerated expression of emotion. Such a person displays shifting and shallow emotions and is easily suggestible and influenced by others or circumstances. The prognosis is guarded in the case of this disorder, due mostly to the person’s lack of insight and awareness into themselves. This is compounded by the person’s failure to face reality and recognize they are just not so special or important.
In other words, opinions are like belly-buttons, everyone has one. The oppressive need of one person to be the best is rather childish.
This sounds exactly like one of the chess.com members.
Sorry guys---you misconstrued the (mildly misquoted) cookbook (DSM) definition of Histrionic Personality Disorder. I don't know what person you're talking about, but I'm jumping in because as a psychologist, I hate seeing pseudo-psychological info being disseminated. Someone with HPD doesn't need to be "the best" or be "right" ----With HPD, the need is to be "noticed," to be looked at, listened to, sought out by others to be given more attention. The key is in the first sentence: "excessive attention-seeking behavior." That's it. The only additional inference we can add is that the person does not like "being ignored."
One more caution: as with all personality categories, there's a broad spectrum of intensity in the characteristics. You've quoted a "Disorder," which indicates a pathological degree of symptamotology. A "Histionic Personality TYPE" is just a normal variant of all the many "types" of homo sapiens you run into every day---on the street----or on a site for "Interwebs Electrochess." (sorry, couldn't resist.)
And the relevance of your comment to the issue of a suitable new name for "online chess" or "turn-based chess" would be what?
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