X-Message-Number: 27686
From: "Jordan Sparks" <>
Subject: Infinite is appropriate
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 07:37:15 -0800

Ben, you need to quit limiting 'infinite' to the mathmatical definition.  It
is perfectly acceptable to use it in a non-technical way, as you will
clearly see if you open a dictionary.  Also, related words such as forever
and eternal have common definitions such as "a seemingly long time",
"seemingly endless", "changeless", and "ageless".  Examples:
1. I must have infinite patience, because it takes me forever to reply to my
endless emails.
2. I am eternally grateful to all those who helped me deal with this
incessant problem.
3. Let the debate continue without interruption.
4. I have boundless energy, so I never give up.
5. Nothing could give me more infinite pleasure than to see you win. (This
one was taken straight from the dictionary. Notice the modifying adjective,
which the dictionary explains is very appropriate.)
Your restriction to the mathmatical rather than the common usage is simply
wrong.  Both are acceptable.  I plan to live forever.
Jordan Sparks

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