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1-13-2010 @ 5:11PM
Not only are rogues at the top, but they beat the others out by a considerable margin. No one should be too surprised or hurt when that is rectified; no on has a RIGHT to be OP.Meanwhile:"Ghostcrawler has been _exalting_ the idea of..." Inigo Montoya says, "I do not think that means what you think it means".
1-13-2010 @ 5:20PM
Actually, it's used correctly here. 'Exalt' in this sense is used as a verb meaning "to praise, desire or deify". Essentially the stuff that makes one "ExaltED".
1-13-2010 @ 5:22PM
Also, notice that I didn't start with a snarky comment. THIS is how to correct people without looking like an asshat.Yes, I'm aware I now look like an asshat (especially to asshats).
1-13-2010 @ 5:23PM
I find it usually pays to look up words before calling other people out on them... You know, just in case you're wrong, and your post happens to be right at the top... Where everyone can witness your shame...
1-13-2010 @ 5:25PM
^I think this has been an excellent case study.
1-13-2010 @ 5:42PM
Sorry, guys, but you're wrong too. It's not that you _can't_ use "exalt" in that way-- it's that it's really awkward to do so. Making exalt a gerund, and applying it to an idea? Please. But by all means, go ahead and invest all your energy in correcting me and down-rating me. Not that it'll change anything...
1-13-2010 @ 5:48PM
extol US, extoll [ɪkˈstəʊl]vb -tols, -tolling, -tolled US, -tolls, -tolling, -tolled(tr) to praise lavishly; exalt[from Latin extollere to elevate, from tollere to raise]extoller nextollingly advextolment nPretty sure the author of the post meant extol. But exalt does work.
1-13-2010 @ 5:49PM
Yeaaah, except for the fact Ronin is correct; you exhort ideas and you exalt objects.
1-13-2010 @ 5:58PM
Perhaps he really meant 'Exult'?The fact of the matter is he said 'exalt,' and regardless of whether ronin finds gerunds 'awkward' or not, it is a perfectly valid word to use in that sentence.
2-09-2010 @ 1:21PM
Arise and exalt in your pure form!
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