google gets a lot of things wrong, but like I said the word 'few' can apply to 2,3,4 all the way up to a hundred if you're using it a sarcastic way, so whatever the hell you guys are arguing about, its varied so YOU guys don't know, could've been more, could've been less either way it's unknown.
Google is a multi-billion dollar company. The contents of the webpages might be wrong, but the official definitions personally made by Google are a reliable source. However, my calculations were based off Google, which said anywhere between 1-3. I took 3 for it is the most logical one to choose.
Yes, motion to your single source, with the implication that Google is the authority on linguistics + the English language.
Also, your definition from Google also says this:
"a small number, a handful"
^ That's under synonyms. This means that, while a few can mean three, it can also mean more or less, especially to what it's relatively reference. You know, like the battle of Thermopylae or something.
1. The words you have highlighted are synonyms, which do not necessarily mean the exact same thing.
2. The very fact that every other synonym there specifies a different quantity or doesn't specify at all should make that apparent. Why is this not obvious to you by now?
I left out everybody else who said "3-14," "3-6," etc. Fewer* people said "3" than said pretty much anything else. Good work.
[SPOILER - highlight to read]: *by which I don't mean "two or three" less. It might have been five guys.
I don't even know what I'm looking for here. "More than two but fewer than many?" So several = two or three less than many? Do I have this right?
So as always, tl;dr:
1. You conflate a synonym with a definition.
2. You propose that "a few" has both traditionally and technically been defined as "two or three." I ask you to prove the former, you apparently don't understand the request.
3. You instead move to establish that since "the general public" believes a word to mean a certain thing, it does, despite earlier stating that you won't "ignore the official definition" just because "we as a community are wrong."
4. You proceed to list several sources that you seem not to have read at all. The Q&As have, off the very top of the page, more people disagreeing with your strict (when convenient) interpretation of the word than supporting it. The discussions/blogs/definitions literally analyze why you're wrong. This would have been super obvious if you'd read any of it. At all. I really hope the magnitude of this isn't lost on you.
Last edited by Eminence on May 5th, 2014 at 11:01 PM
All hail KOTOR2, the game that was designed for literally 95% Revan-wank.
Here are the accolades from KOTOR2 that I don't have yet on my respect thread. I'll add them later this week.
Well, I wasn't there, thankfully. But I heard what he was like during the Mandalorian Wars, and it sounded like he was quick to wipe out anyone who crossed her. -Atton
Watch them carefully, see their patterns, and reconize the strength in it. Influence can be a weapon, one that may need before your journey is done. That was Revan's way, I believe. It was his strength. -Kreia
Have you never asked yourself how Revan took the Republic and Jedi beneath him, how he made them his? To make officers turn on their own people, to bomb innocent worlds to make pacts... strong influence, indeed. -Kreia
I know you left at the Mandalorian Wars, so you don't know much about what went on behind the scenes in the Jedi Civil War. But Revan understood one thing - the real battle was going to be fought between the Jedi on both sides. That was the only battle that mattered. Whoever had the most, the strongest Jedi were going to win the Civil War. If Revan couldn't convert Jedi, then Revan would kill them. -Atton
So Revan trained elite Sith units into assassination squads, whose duty was to go out and capture enemy Jedi. I was in one of the special units trained to do this. Revan had plans for all Jedi. I think it was important that the Jedi see her side of things, the Sith teachings. Revan wanted to break them. And then have them join her. -Atton
I sense that Revan once passed through here, leaving a strong impression behind in the crystals. -Kreia
The "Echani" were mentioned in Kotor1, and they are also the people responsible for the fighting styles used by Palpatine's Imperial Guard (at least as it's explained in the Expanded Universe, most notably in Crimson Empire, I believe). The Echani rely heavily on hand-to-hand combat and personal shield technology, and they had their asses handed to them by Revan during the Jedi Civil War, because, not surprisingly, there weren't many people able to face Revan across a battlefield and survive the encounter. With little to go on for K2, we decided to expand the culture with those elements in mind, and even have a member of the Echani be able to join your party - which is responsible for much of the new hand-to-hand fighting feats and animations you'll see in the game, as well as potentially new powers. Echani are a culture that communicates through battle, and there are many fighting rituals they use when dealing with their own people - and perhaps your character as well. If you wish to gain influence with them,engaging them in sparring matches or combat can earn their respect, their trust, and perhaps more. The greatest among the Echani are said to be able to read their opponent's moves so ell they can predict the path of a battle several seconds, sometimes even minues in advance, by gauging their opponent's fighting style, heart rate, and ther movements in combat. In many ways, the Echani see combat as a rapid dejarik game, calculating feints, attacks, and dodges with a speed that few can surpass. -Chris Avellone
...if Father had been faster... if only Father had been faster... -The Handmaiden (Speed feat for Revan [finally])
The Jedi couldn't have beaten us in the Mandalorian Wars. It took a fallen Jedi to gain that honor. -Mandalorian Duelist
Were it not for Revan's strength, the Republic would already be dead. Only Revan was worthy of our respect. We swept through the Outer Rim without any opposition - until Revan assumed command of the Republic's forces. -Mandalore
She clings to hope. That perhaps she can train one as great as her first. -Darth Sion
The end of the Mandalorian Wars was something new and unknown us. Revan fought us like a true warrior and defeated us on our own terms. -Mandalore
Observation: Revan was a human capable of subtle, intelligent cruelties. He had a strategic mind, and he accepted losses and sacrifices. -HK47
Such an act marked Telos for destruction. It is why the Sith came here, though the fleet commanders did not know why. It is why Revan ordered its destruction to mark the beginning of the Jedi Civil War. It was a message that there would be no place for the Jedi to retreat, to hide. I would not be surprised if Revan left other gifts beneath the surface of the planet - much can be buried beneath graveyards that will never be found. -Kreia
"Some Sith inspire fear from inside inside a suit of dreadful armor, such as the faceless Darth Revan or the Yuuzhan Vong encasement of Darth Krayt. Though they are certainly awe-inspiring on their own, the armor of these Sith is a recognized symbol of their might."
—Behind the Sith: The Threat
I have once again updated my Revan Respect Thread to the point where it is necessary for you to read it over again. I have added at least a dozen-and-a-half more quotes, uploaded numerous more gifs, and added numerous more sections such as "Pain Tolerance". It should feel much more organized when you read it. http://www.comicvine.com/profile/da...t-thread/95278/
I would ask kindly for you to give feedback so far, and if you know of anything to add that I have yet to have, please tell me so I can add it. Thank you.