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[–] demi_god_dylan 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

This guy, this guy I like, can we keep him?

But seriously people need to drop that stupid freaking word. I'm a bit of a history buff and this is one of a few things that really irks me. The only appropriate time to talk about Chivalry is if your about to draw a sword in the name of a European monarch.

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[–] sailor_twift 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Unlike science and race, words and their definitions are social constructs. Of course their historical meanings live in history, but their current meanings change as we accept new uses.

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=51770

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[–] demi_god_dylan 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

No words are a science. See what moose change words phosphate zebra and that makes it hard to plow. See, you have no idea what I said, why? Because I just arbitrarily decided what certain words mean. We have definitive meanings for words for a reason.

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[–] jeegte12 6 points -2 points (+4|-6) ago 

sorry that you haven't heard this before, but language evolves, and words change.

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[–] demi_god_dylan 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Definitions however do not, you cant just change the meaning of a word to defend a mistake or misinterpretation of what a word means.

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[–] 0ed 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree completely with your point - but I also feel that, in the case of a specific term with a historical context, society is best-off if they would invent a completely new word to describe what they mean instead of misusing the old one.

Historians both present and future will find it difficult to fully grasp the meaning of chivalry if definitions of the word change. Much like how I had trouble understanding Shakespeare's play Othello and its repeated use of the word "honest", because the word's meaning had changed so much over time that much of Shakespeare's original message had been garbled through the ages.

If we had an instituion, like the French do, to prevent the changes of language, we would be able to better preserve our histories and our great works of art.

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[–] microlyfe 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I work at a school where female coworkers told me to teach the boys about chivalry. I explained to the boys that the word comes from the Latin word for horse and that it primarily means following a medieval code of knightly combat.

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[–] smeezekitty 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I agree the use of the word Chivalry is retarded. Although I think people that don't hold the door for others (that are close by) are just lazy

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[–] smeezekitty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sometimes. But often not.

And what makes someone more "important" than anyone else?

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[–] ShortWarrior 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

He jousted her to death ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'd like to challenge a large, feminist with multiple, unnatural hair colors to a fight to the death in single combat.

edit. Chivalry.

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[–] harddrive 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Are all his jokes that funny? Sorry people I'm lazy!

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[–] draaaak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Give that man a microphone!

....oh wait..

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