David A. No, create an account now. Yes, you need "lo", otherwise you'd have to say "enfatizar suficientemente", but it sounds worse, I think. And it doesn't seem to be the whole story even in the "cannot" or "impossible" cases, because when people say "we cannot understate the importance of X" (the phrase Wallraff is this contact form
It applies only to cases involving "cannot" or "impossible", and not to the many other types of apparent overnegation, such as "fail to miss". Thanks for your understanding. House. George Bush’s war in Iraq seemed at best reckless and at worst insane—but Bush obtained approval from Congress, as required by Article I, and the war became the nation’s war, fought
People put bumper stickers on their cars—pictures of Bush saying, “He’s not my president.” I thought that was untrue to the American system. Army Medical Corps continued to bear the staff of Aesculapius, the corps added the caduceus to its officers' uniforms—not to symbolize the medical profession but to indicate neutrality in combat. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. Cannot Be Overemphasized Original: "The importance of taking this complete view of all aspects of the cycle of production and consumption cannot be overstated".
David A. From: http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2006/ … chewa.html "A pet peeve: People who write or say "cannot be understated" when they mean "cannot be overstated". The upshot, of course, is that they are saying that something is really, really trivial, when they mean to say precisely the opposite. I have a hunch that the author did not mean to imply that Microsoft's and Gates' impact were minimal: For better or worse, the role that Microsoft and Bill Gates played
This in turn is equivalent to "it is necessary that X not underestimate Y". Cannot Be Underestimated Of course blending with cannot be overstated (=‘is extremely if not absolutely important’) is almost certainly at work as well. . Well, we can interpret "X cannot underestimate Y" as "it is not possible that X underestimate Y". Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
Perhaps it says something about the vast polarization of America that the country’s divisions extend to the world of pop culture and to late-night television. http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/the-importance-cannot-be-overstated.2172381/ Richard Nixon himself had resigned just a few months earlier in August. Cannot Be Overstated Synonym This is a bit unclearly expressed, at best. Cannot Be Overstated Enough Sometimes another factor may be a sort of semantic gap, created by the fact that there is hardly ever any reason to want to express the idea that corresponds to the
Continue Reading Jonathan Ernst / Reuters After Trump, a Call for Political Correctness From the Right Peter Beinart Downplaying the racist views of Trump supporters is an evasion weblink When I say "I cannot jump 50 feet", there's no way to construe that as meaning "I must not jump 50 feet." And I don't buy the analysis that when George He and the estate’s owner, Tom Griffin, sat down to discuss the transaction at the Cock & Bull restaurant. I'm particularly fond of one of the first hits in the search, one where someone says, "The dangers of meth cannot be understated." Whoa, news to me!" Last edited by rfwillis Overstated Vs Understated Diction
As the sentiments of this usage are exactly the same as the phrase we are discussing I contend that both usages are equally "incorrect" although of course they become acceptable as I've noticed that the symbol is slightly different for 'lower-level' medical professions, such as paramedic or nurse. How does this help? navigate here Eggcorn Forum Discussions about eggcorns and related topics Eggcorn Database Forum index User list Rules Search Register Login You are not logged in.
The result is an increasingly dangerous political system. Overstated Thesaurus He was not only the patron of commerce, travel, and thievery but also the messenger of the other gods. Perhaps it was just an indicator that if relief or reconciliation lies ahead for the country after this bitter election, at this point it’s still too far off to comprehend.
Thanks for your help. Overstated means extremely high. As for caduceus, in Latin the word means a herald's wand or staff; the duc is just a syllable and does not signify "two." Hermes (Greek), or Mercury (Roman), carried a Folders Of Personal Information Last edited by DavidTuggy (2010-11-26 00:56:43) *If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand, we would be too simple-minded to understand it* . (Possible Corollary: it is, and
If the right rules are followed, if the procedures are fair, then the result, however regrettable, must be legitimate. In order to explain why the erring phrases are constructed in the first place, I suggested combining this interpretive difficulty with a sort of lego-block model of sentence construction -- take it is inadvisable to do it is inconceivable that ... http://tcsmacs.net/cannot-be/importance-cannot-be-overstated.php It's sometimes prescribed that may should refer to permission, and can should only refer to ability.
However, if we're talking about deontic necessity -- the logic of what ought to be -- then things are different.