Category talk:English synonyms

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This was discussed on the Tea room WT:TR#Category:English synonyms. I have no problem with {{synonym of}}, though it's kinda the same (but probably with a better name) as {{alternative name of}}. But we shouldn't categorize these. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:55, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

If a word means exactly the same as another, why not use that other word as the definition? —CodeCat 16:01, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
That's our norm yes. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:03, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
Delete. Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 16:55, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Delete. This is like having a "Category:English words that mean things". —Angr 07:45, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
    Is there such a thing as "Category:English words that don't mean things"? (Actually curious, not just being silly.) -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 15:35, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't think there are any English words that unequivocally don't mean anything, but there are words such as is and that and of whose contribution to an utterance is more syntactic than semantic. (w:Function word touches on this subject.) —RuakhTALK 15:48, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
    Thank you Ruakh, I appreciate the link and am reading through that now. -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 17:25, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
My effort is Category:English particles. Also words like cetera in et cetera. Anyway, that's as far off topic as I want to go. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:02, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Straightforward failure. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:57, 12 August 2012 (UTC)