Well, music comes with a lot more baggage than simply what you hear with your ears. There's emotional content, social context, lyrics, form, rhythm, etc. I imagine they're just trying to differentiate between such things.
I still don't understand what you might propose people use instead of the term sonically.
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I really hate the phrase "gone viral" for some reason.
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You don't need to be an audio engineer to use the word. You just have to speak English.
I think you saw the word sonic rape your father when you were about 5 years old and this is how the blocked memory is manifesting itself in your personality.
Last edited by jackstraw94086; 01-05-2012 at 01:46 PM.
It's like asking someone what he or she thinks of a painting and the reply is "Visually, I think it's stunning." Ah - visually. As opposed to how rough the surface is or how cold it is. It's just unnecessary and so doesn't need a replacement. You could delete the word "sonically" from all those examples and it wouldn't change the meaning of any of them - because it's already understood you are talking about sound. Sonic works better as an adjective - sonic assault, sonic boom, etc. What is it modifying as an adverb - the act of hearing? Or maybe it's modifying/describing part of the total experience and adds context like SoulDischarge said (but then I would expect something about the non-sonic part of the experience too.)
I think I'm going to use aurally instead, as in "You would probably make more sense to me aurally."
It's just what the fucking word means. Calling out people for using the word is just putting a big dunce cap on your head.
Last edited by jackstraw94086; 01-06-2012 at 11:21 AM.
Sonically, the fart I just let out was everything a fart should be.
Thanks jackstraw! "sonically it sounds like shit" is perfect.
sure "sonically it's shit" might be a more economical way to say it, but you would rather remove the wrong word, again, because you don't understand it.
Last edited by jackstraw94086; 01-06-2012 at 02:02 PM.
I'll bet you had a goofy dumb grin on your face when you posted that.
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