The Use Of the Word 'Ever'

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  1. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    Hi all, i didint know which section to post this is, so mods feel free to move this.

    Launches now throw the word'Ever' around which is odd. \

    'Ever' includes past, preset and future.

    So why do launches say fasted graphics card 'EVER', when its superseded in 2 years?
     
  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Some marketing new buzzword, or abusing whatever is at hand.
    Remember the 90's, everything was "fresh" or" fresh new"?
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    It is context sensitive. In which this case means up to this point. Also dependent on common sense, that no product can be made that could never by improved upon.
     
  4. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Simple question, and after I reformatted your grammar; I decided the best answer would be "People who work in marketing do not understand computer and video games".

    If the question was more about time and context, I think the poster above caught it well enough to throw back to the pitcher, but if I may; I'd like to add some additional thoughts for you, because I've just had cup of coffee.

    Another brain teaser for you, in essence, are the words 'while' and 'whilst' - as it is always fun to put 'whilst' in a sentence, yet, so easy to accidentally use the word 'while'; when you really meant 'whilst'. I really only mention it because of its connection to time and the contextual underpinnings of the sentence itself.
     

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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    I'm not sure graphics cards eat, but fasting from electrons could cause problems. ;)
    Ever means "so far in time" in this context.
    It doesnt mean "for all time".
     
  6. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    After reading Lobyys comment, i am line...

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    yeah but i guess you guys have a point, its just marketing and hype.

    Gotta make the sales happen.
     

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