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chanatron1000




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 2:29 pm
What word are we going to use in place of "entitled" now that "entitled" is used to mean "feeling entitled"?

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The Happy Wife




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 3:37 pm
chanatron1000 wrote:
What word are we going to use in place of "entitled" now that "entitled" is used to mean "feeling entitled"?


I don't get it. That's what entitled means. It's not a new use of the word.
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 4:20 pm
chanatron1000 wrote:
What word are we going to use in place of "entitled" now that "entitled" is used to mean "feeling entitled"?

Do you mean when referring to a book as in the book by C Smith is entitled The Runaway Dragon?
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chanatron1000




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 4:24 pm
The Happy Wife wrote:
I don't get it. That's what entitled means. It's not a new use of the word.


No, there are multiple definitions, but that one took over completely.
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chanatron1000




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 4:27 pm
Definition 1 in Webster's dictionary is no longer recognized in conversation.
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Wolfsbane




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 4:43 pm
Do you mean, how will people say that they are owed/have a right to/ought to have something?
(Like, "according to the rules of this establishment, I am entitled to one free refill if I paid for a drink")
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The Happy Wife




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 7:36 pm
Wolfsbane wrote:
Do you mean, how will people say that they are owed/have a right to/ought to have something?
(Like, "according to the rules of this establishment, I am entitled to one free refill if I paid for a drink")


I think they will just use the word entitled when it fits. Just become one use is more common doesn't mean the other use is no longer fitting.

OP, I really don't get the question, but you are entitled to ask anyway. And that doesn't make you entitled. Very Happy
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chanatron1000




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 7:42 pm
It's a problem because it's becoming a contronym.
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 7:43 pm
"experience through the eyes of a gen z'er"
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behappy2




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 7:57 pm
This is my due

I am due this
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Wolfsbane




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 8:07 pm
To be honest, though, I think both usages are still widespread.
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 9:14 pm
chanatron1000 wrote:
What word are we going to use in place of "entitled" now that "entitled" is used to mean "feeling entitled"?

Eligible?
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Wolfsbane




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 29 2022, 9:39 pm
chanatron1000 wrote:
It's a problem because it's becoming a contronym.


cool word
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