BoldAsYouPlease, on 20 April 2012 - 10:02 AM, said:
Asking you not to throw around words like "criminal" when what you really mean is "I wouldn't pay that much" is not bandying words with you - it's asking you to respect the meaning of the word "criminal", which has a very specific definition with serious implications.
I thought I did so in a courteous manner and I'm sorry if it rubbed you the wrong way, but the point stands.
BoldAsYouPlease, if English is not your first language, then please accept my apologies. Otherwise please read:
Of, involving, or having the nature of crime: criminal abuse.
Relating to the administration of penal law.
Guilty of crime.
Characteristic of a criminal.
Shameful; disgraceful: a criminal waste of talent.
One that has committed or been legally convicted of a crime.
May I ask whether you actually know what "criminial" means? It does have a specific definition, in fact many of them and you have proven yourself ignorant of at least one of them . . . definition #4 to be precise.
While you're at it, might I suggest you also check up the definition of:
These words will help greatly in communicating with normal human beings in English on message boards and forums.
In point of fact, Wolfbrother's characterization of you "bandying" words is absolutely accurate.
If you doubt me, check up the phrase "bandy words" and see the definition. It describes exactly what you are doing actually.