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Old 10-20-2019, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SlackerInc View Post
BTW, note that my use of “gaslighting” is entirely consistent with the usage in the source material, a nearly century-old play. Unlike your use of “sealioning”, despite the much more recent provenance of the sea lion comic.
Gaslighting involves trying to convince someone that something which is not true is in fact true. It's literally the opposite of what I'm doing, which is trying to correct your dogged, wilful state of being factually wrong.

You've been given numerous cites and links to formal definitions of the word besides and beyond the comic itself. You've been given examples of actual sealioning in the world. We've all told you that's what we meant by the word when we use it. And yet you keep insisting that no, no, you have the one real understanding of it and it's the entire rest of the world that's mistaken. That's not how language works.