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- Love -- When one is
willing to sacrifice one's life for the
other person, country, or position
- Hate -- When one is
willing to sacrifice
one's life to defeat/kill the other person,
country, or position
- Extreme, Far, Moderate, Centrist
- Extreme -- 5% of the
population, ~10% of the 50% position where
the population is ~50/50 split
- Far -- 10% of the
population, ~25% of the 50% position.
- Moderate -- 25% of
the population, on either side of a position
- Centrist -- 50% of
the population reasonably in the center
of the issue.
- Fanatic, Believer, Opinionated, UnDecided
- Fanatic -- One who "Hates" the
- Believer -- One who
can not restate the other's position
to the acceptance of the other
- Opinionated -- One
who can state the other's position so
that the other agrees, but has a low
probably of changing their mind
- UnDecided -- One who
is willing to change their mind and
feels that it is possible that they would.
- Arithmetic Mean -- Sum(Values)/Numbers,
e.g. Mean Salery = Add up all IRS incomes
and then divide by the number of earners
- Mode -- Value of the
people who are most frequent, e.g.
if more people have saleries of $50,000-to-$75,000,
then the Mode is ~ $61.190
- Median -- Value at
which half of the people are less than
and half are more than, e.g. the value
associeated with the average person,
e.g the income associated with the 50%
income tax return ~ $25.000
- Linguistic "Likes"
figure of speech in which a word or phrase
that ordinarily designates one thing
is used to designate another. e.g.
The following sentences illustrate
how the metaphorical understanding
of anger-as-fire is expressed:
- Your insincere apology just added
fuel to the fire.
- After the argument, Dave was
smoldering for days.
- That kindled my ire.
- Boy, am I burned up
- Analogy--Similarity in some respects between
things that are otherwise dissimilar. A form of
logical inference or an instance of it, based on
the assumption that if two things are known to
be alike in some respects, then they must be alike
in other respects.
- Hand is to palm as foot is to ____?
- Simile--A figure of speech in which two essentially
unlike things are compared, often in a phrase
introduced by the words like or as.
September 21, 2004 18:41