>in and of itself

>in and of itself

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >in and of and on and at and over and around and under itself

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you mad that you're a dimwit and could not understand that phraseology?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nerd

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there an external archive for IQfy? Im trying to find something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      warosu

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymouṡ

    >by and large

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In and of itself = as such = in essence

    It means we are tallking about the essence of the thing in question, not conditions or particulars which it may take on

    It is a useful if clunky phrase.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But why not simply say "in itself"- why the "of". Its just another example of EFL superfluousness.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        English speakers are lobotomised the day they start learning this transgender language

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Pray tell me, what is your first language?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >pray tell me
            Hello, Mr. ESL.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Accusing others of being what you are
            Classic trick, you can do better. You didnt answer my question either. Keep speaking your backward click language in your home country, remember that whenever you have to deal with actual people, you will speak English.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >accuses someone of being ESL
            >writes pray tell me
            >can’t even get a basic expression correct

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Insult the English language while having to use it to communicate
            >When asked what is his first language, accuse the questioner of being ESL
            >Ramble on about some irrelevant point
            >Avoid question
            Im not responding until you tell us what your native tongue is.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Two different people responded to you, Mr. ESL. I accused you of being ESL for your incorrect use of the expression “pray tell me.” Only a genuine ESL would feel the need to add the pronoun “me.”

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            One that wasn’t raped by the French in 1066 to the point it lost case, gender, conjugation and half of its vocabulary.
            I know that isn’t very specific, but at least you can cross one out of the list

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        my guess is "in" implies something hidden and unseen in the abstract, whereas of implies what is seen and understood physically. thus "in and of itself" is neccesary to fully express the idea.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It is just a language conventiom that emerged over time. I am not sure when, that is a good question. The phrase is used heavily in philosophy, perhaps it owes its origin to a translation convention from Greek or Latin.

        Languages are big and complex fields, they have their thickets and their flowing streams. In and of itself is barbarous prose but a handy technical term

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >barbarous prose
          Bullshit, the reason its popular is probably because of its rhythm, philosophers could just say “as such” or “in itself” or “per se” and it would accomplish the same thing, so that it is a “technical term” isn’t an explanation of why people say it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I am tired of arguing, I won't. I hope you find whatever it is you want.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I’m not the other guy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        itself and all of its offshoots/spawns
        kind of like israelitery. There israelites- IN THEMSELVES, and israeliteRY- OF THEM

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymouṡ

        "in itself" means, the essence of the thing. What's at the heart of it?

        "of itself" means, considering just the thing, not how it is *of* something else [i.e. a part of something else].

        They're obviously very similar ideas but there is a little bit of difference. But I doubt people thought "let's say that to cover those slightly different ideas. It was probably more just "let's say the same thing twice for emphasis and because it sounds good."

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >albeit there was more

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >be that as it may
    > in as much as
    > vis a vis

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >an und für sich

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >therefore
    >as such
    >there can be no doubt that
    >we must conclude
    >which implies

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