LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||14/JUL/2007 12:20 AM|
|Assunto:||What kind of time is "since 2000"?|
Migraine, this is a real migraine, eh? (esta é uma baita de uma dor de cabeça...)
Only playing with the chosen nickname, don´t take me so seriously, okay?
Well, I don´t analised (or analized, if you please); the question is a bit tricky.
In my turn, I quicly remembered of the thing called "journalese", where they say one thing and mean other, example:
The president opens the Pan-American games.
The correct would be "The president opened the Pan-American games"; that is, the action was finished (say, if the action really ended, we know that finished).
So, for the effect of emphasis in the papers appear headlines of happenings that we know that finished, however the feared "tomorrow´s newspaper syndrome" is stronger than facts here; you would buy wich paper? the newspaper that said that this event occurred today opens, or the one that inform that opened (a while or a week ago)?
In time: the newspapers aren´t lying, when they have the news being edited, the events have just happened, only that papers are printed and distributed the following day.
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What I mean is, the forumit in question, could be right or not, depending on the context;
I think that only two words like this can give the wrong impression, I guess that was taken from a broader sentence or from a chatting.
In any case, I will study it a bit more, other time I´ll return and give a more "closer to true" reply.
In the meantime, I am sure the experts will give their two cents´ worth reply.
Be well, and if your knowledge of the matter widens, let us know; please.
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