Talk:issue

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inquiry:

Is not the most common American pronunciation actually ĭshyo͞o IPA: [ˈɪʃju ] ?Jakob37 06:53, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

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issue[edit]

[ Mestee sense ]

Pardon the pun, but my main issue with this is the capitalisation. Shouldn't it be Issue with a cap.--Dmol 01:43, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Delete. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:03, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

I was probably too bold and already moved it to Issue. My apologies for jumping the gun like this. Next time I'll slow it down. Please feel free to add comments (objections to the capitalized version especially, but others as well) before this is closed. DAVilla 05:22, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

I think this is clearly a good decision. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:28, 24 December 2010 (UTC)


Euphemistic noun sense[edit]

When did the euphemistic noun sense (i.e. linquistic non-sense...meaning "problem") begin being used (i.e., "He has issues")? 71.66.97.228 21:29, 13 April 2012 (UTC) In actuality, why has it not been discouraged as a non-definition, albit "dumbdown" cool in vernacular (non-rigorously educated) parlance. An example from on dictionary being-- "Avoid using issue as a vague substitute for more precise expressions such as problem, difficulty, or point of disagreement, as in She has some issues with your presentation of the facts. Say instead: She has some problems... The euphemistic use of issues to denote intentionally unstated problems, typically emotional or mental problems, should also be avoided, as in He has issues with his weight." Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


When did the euphemistic noun sense (meaning "problem") begin being used (i.e., "He has issues")? B in ut it is not a question of when. As with much of the degradation of literacy education in the US, it is simply a usage that took on a life merely be its use by people unskilled in standard English, and often at a loss for concise vocabulary due to paucity of learning. It is a fad that needs to revert so that the thinking capacity of the populace can again match that of recent generations at over the fifth grade level. 173.89.236.187 06:16, 23 February 2014 (UTC)