Couldn't agree more. As you rightly pointed out using HL2 as a classic example, havn't they learnt from Valves mistake? I too wouldn't consider buying it until I saw a complete game on a disc.The_KFD_Case wrote:The good news: This sounds interesting and looks good.
The bad news: Why, why, why must it be episodic content?! FFS! That sh*t always gets old! I'm glad I didn't buy any of the episodic content for HL2 until a few months back. I enjoyed both episodes yet five years on and the third episode is still nowhere to be seen. I'll buy this game if and when it is released on a retail disc providing it rates favourably. Episodic content = No thanks!
SweetSynaa wrote:Ok Smarty-Pants. When you go to correct someone (or a bunch of people as is the case) at least to try to be correct.
Hydrophobia is the correct and proper way (i.e., Greek) to refer to the fear of water. Only in English usage do we use the term to describe a symptom of rabies.
Some dummy with no knowledge of language or etymology made up the term Aquaphobia. It's not even a real word. Look it up, it's not in the dictionary. It's not even an accepted term outside of the US.
The correct Greek-derived term for ‘water-fear’ is hydrophobia. However, this word has long been used in English to refer specifically to a symptom of later-stage rabies, which manifests itself in humans as difficulty in swallowing, fear when presented with liquids to drink and an inability to quench one's thirst.
In order to have an unambiguous term to refer to a general phobia about water or drowning, the term ‘aquaphobia’ has been coined, by jamming the Latin word aqua (which normally ought to have the form aqui- when used as a prefix) onto the front of the Greek word ‘phobia’.
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