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Old 12-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #344
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Originally Posted by Bartelby View Post
Flagrant has something to do with intent, but intent can be inferred from behaviour.

Flagrant does not just mean clear or obvious, as you seem to think.

I don't think the rule as it stands is there to allow the receiver to engage in pedagogy.
It is not just me who seems to think that.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/flagrant

"shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error."

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...itish/flagrant

"(of a bad action, situation, person, etc.) shocking because of being so obvious"

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/flagrant
"Obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous"


None of these mention intent. You did find a different definition that mentions the appearance of intent. However, the word can certainly be used to mean simply surprisingly clear and obvious. To argue otherwise would be to argue that the above definitions are all flat out wrong. You are of course free to do that. I am of course free to think it is you who are wrong instead.

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