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Why does a chair called a chair?

Question asked by: camzlle

Asked on: 08 Nov 2008

A chair is called a chair due to convention and the fact that people have tacitly agreed to define what we call a chair with that label.

Language is basically a game of creativity and then the ultimate co-ordination game where we must all agree to consistency in order to be able to use language effectively.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 12 Nov 2008
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Chair is called a chair due to language links and also choice made by the person that gave the name.. alot of english came from the latin, which is a much older language possibally one of the oldest. english is very modern and alot of words were created from other languages.
By: tandaman

Date of comment: Tue, Jun 2nd 2009

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