Words to use

@lvap0628 (731)
Philippines
February 14, 2007 2:21am CST
Is there an existing myLot dictionary of acceptable words to use in a discussion? I tried to respond to a discussion with a figure of speech that i know is accepted in the English dictionary but i was advised by myLot not to use it. Thanks in advance for your input.
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@Jemina (5783)
5 Mar 07
I have never heard of mylot not accepting figures of speech. I wonder how myLot advised you. Look at other's posts. So many discussions use different figures of speech and they are accepted. Maybe you just had an unlucky day. Some time ago I always get a reminder that says "you are not allowed to copy and paste" while I haven't even started typing a thing. Sometime ago there were discussions about a bug in mylot but I think it's cleared now.
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
It was a response on keeping the house clean. I was going to use the term "s-p-i-c and span" but it was rejected by myLot. However, i now understand why. The word i spelled above is a racial slur so i've learned how to watch my language. Tnx, Jemina.
@Jemina (5783)
7 Mar 07
Is that so? I never knew that. Thanks for the info. I'll surely bear it in mind.
@weemam (13377)
13 Mar 07
this happened to me as well , I am Scottish and I wrote an everyday word I use ( can't even remember what it was now) and it seems it was not a nice thing to say in another language , I just gave the discussion up in the end , still don't know what it meant lol xx
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Yup, I guess we non-Americans use * a lot. (LOL)
@beaniegdi (1966)
6 Mar 07
I think it happens if the words used have more thn one meaning even if you meant the inoffensive one. the only way around it if you can't find an alternative word is to use a * in place of a letter or a ! instead of a letter in the word. that way you can still tell what the word is but it is not rejected as you type it and try to post it.
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
Yes, i noticed that with other posts as well. So i'll do the same next time.