Monday, 7 May 2012

Hey Sportscaster! (5)

Hey Darren Pang!  Stop using 'reactionary' as a synonym for 'reflex' or 'instinct' or 'reaction', because it isn't one.  To paraphrase Inigo Montoya, "I am certain that it doesn't mean what you think it means."

(from thefreedictionary.com):

re·ac·tion·ar·y  (r-ksh-nr)
adj.
Characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative.
n. pl. re·ac·tion·ar·ies
An opponent of progress or liberalism; an extreme conservative.



So stop it.  If you want to say a reflex save, or instinctive play, say that.  It's perfectly fine to say that a move was a reaction.  Don't add syllables to a word to turn it into an adjective, it doesn't make you sound smart.  It does the opposite.

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