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Just Another Post.

25 Feb

You know, the English language is really something. I mean, we have so many different words that have more than one meaning, and then there are some words that mean something completely different when they’er put in a different context…it’s kind of a mess, really.

But there’s one certain word that I don’t really like in certain cases.

Just.

Think about it. That word is most often used to demean something. “Oh, it’s just something I got from a friend.” “She’s just a small-town girl.” “That’s just some show I like.” “It’s just some antiques I found.”

Here’s the best one I’ve heard: “I’m just in love with you.”

WHAT? Just in love. That’s it.

I certainly hope you’re most than ‘just’ in love with someone. Saying that is like saying you’re just some stupid kid.

Yeah, not really a great way to put something.

There is, however, one certain situation in which I like to hear the word “just”:

The Lord’s acts are just.

Woah woah wait. There’s nothing after that. See, before, ‘just’ is used as an adverb. When you say “His ways are just,” however, you use ‘just’ as an adjective, which gives it an entirely different meaning. It no longer means ‘simply, only, or merely”, but instead means something deeper.

guided by truth, reasonjustice, and fairness: We hope to bejust in our understanding of such difficult situations.
2.

done or made according to principle; equitable; proper: a justreply.
3.

based on right; rightful; lawful: a just claim.
4.

in keeping with truth or fact; true; correct: a just analysis.
5.

given or awarded rightly; deserved, as a sentence,punishment, or reward: a just penalty. [dictionary.com]
Yeah, I’d say that’s a different meaning.
I love that use of ‘just.’
Don’t you?
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1 Comment

Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “Just Another Post.

  1. Geek Squirrel

    February 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

    That’s just just.

     

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