Thursday, September 21

Thin Fine Line

There is only a fine line of difference between the two terms - to reject and to not accept.

The former is well understood. There is no ambiguity. It is a strict statement of declination.

But more often than not the latter is misunderstood. The negative 'not' gives us the impression that to not accept is to reject: its antonym. That seem to me widely accepted given how many ghadhaas (donkeys) in this world are into software, where it is so predominantly.

Ask a mathematician and he would think differently. In reality to not accept is indecision (I HATE indecision X-( grrrrr). So the terms accept and reject are qualified as decidable whilst not accept is qualified as being in an infinite hope that it would tend to one of the above. Gosh! there is so much use of intricate language in mathematics #-o.

But I wonder why the terminology 'not accept' is more prefered than 'not reject'. He he, I'll cut this here before you assimilate an angry mob to throw stones at me :p for screwing your weekend mood. Though I do not reject the possiblility of such happening :D.

8 Comments:

At Thursday, September 21, 2006 7:45:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

reject is a harsher term. Thats all :)

Keshi.

 
At Friday, September 22, 2006 12:05:00 AM, Blogger SamY said...

ha ha, so true :) ... well well does that mean u say u dun accept rather than a reject when u wanna be nice?

 
At Friday, September 22, 2006 6:43:00 AM, Blogger Zeppelin said...

dei epdi da idhellam.. apdiye varradhan la ? :P

nee loosu nu theriyum...aana complete gaali nu nenekave illa da.. anyways, paathu sei machan.. :P

 
At Sunday, September 24, 2006 11:19:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

yes lol!

Keshi.

 
At Tuesday, September 26, 2006 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Arvind said...

let me guess...i think you recently recd. a "reject" from "someone" and pondering over, why you did'nt get a "not accept" instead ;) :P

unmaya sollu ;)

 
At Tuesday, September 26, 2006 11:58:00 AM, Blogger SamY said...

well dhadha ... CS n Math nalla padikaahadhin veelaivu idhu :)

ha ha ... yennaku aasai dhaan dhadha ... will keep u posted if something happens ... kavalai padadhe

 
At Saturday, September 30, 2006 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Kavi said...

Thanks for stopping by ! you have a cute place out here !

'Reject' lends an air of 'permanance' while 'not accept' offers a scope for hope !!

:)

 
At Saturday, September 30, 2006 11:03:00 PM, Blogger SamY said...

thnx mate! nice observation ... that was in fact the point that made me write the post ;) ... 'hope' many times stalls us in comparison with 'permanance'

Hope — it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness. ~ The Architect The Matrix

I guess hope is what keeps humans alive

 

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