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Can someone help resolve this argument please:


Leightonhs 8 155 1
14 Jun 2007 4:18PM
I used the words 'subtle yet eye catching' together when I was describing a small title in the bottom left hand corner of a photograph. Someone said it doesn't make sense and is impossible. But I and many others beleive what I have said does make sense and is perfectly right.

I would appreciate some help with this argument,

many thanks,

Leighton.

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Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 4:24PM
Depends on your definition of the term "eye catching". If you mean "pretty", then you are correct. If you mean "jumps out of the page at you" then you are not.

Smile
miptog e2
9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 4:25PM
What was the photograph in question?
paulcr e2
10 1.5k 9 Ireland
14 Jun 2007 4:30PM
It would seem like a contradiction in terms to me. Paul
Leightonhs 8 155 1
14 Jun 2007 4:36PM
...The photograph is the one in my profile of the cyclists Wink thanks.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Jun 2007 4:38PM
Leighton, got to admit that I agree with that comment in part.


Quote:I would appreciate some help with this argument


Why not remove it, then re-upload it to the critique gallery.

Paul
Leightonhs 8 155 1
14 Jun 2007 4:43PM

Quote:Why not remove it, then re-upload it to the critique gallery.
??

Paul, it's not the actual photograph in question it's the sentence in which I've described it as (not on this particular website) but thanks!
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Jun 2007 4:48PM

Quote:Paul, it's not the actual photograph in question it's the sentence in which I've described it


How can any of us help your with your argument if we can`t see the picture in question !
jaspernina e2
7 1.0k Wales
14 Jun 2007 4:49PM

Quote:not loud, bright, noticeable or obvious in any way:
The room was painted a subtle shade of pink.
The play's message is perhaps too subtle to be understood by young children.

2 small but important:
There is a subtle difference between these two plans.

3 achieved in a quiet way which does not attract attention to itself and which is therefore good or clever:
a subtle plan/suggestion
subtle questions



Cambridge Dictionaries Online. 2007

perhaps it is a contradiction, ive seen much worse use of englishWink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Jun 2007 4:51PM
Now you have lost me Smile still need to see the pic in question.
miptog e2
9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 4:54PM
Firstly I agree with the fisrt comment on the uploaded pic.

Secondly: The word subtle in this context seems acceptable with respect that lettering is there yet not there. To then also describe it as "eye-catching" is probably a contridiction. If it were eye-ctaching than your eye shold be draw to it. The lettering is pleaseing to the eye.

Apprecaite that there may be sensitivties surroudning the qusetion, but it does seem rather like "splitting hairs".

Just my view.

Mike
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 4:57PM
Paul - it's the one in his portfolio. He said so.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Jun 2007 5:01PM
That was my first thought Bri, but then this got me just a little confusedSmile


Quote:(not on this particular website) but thanks!
jaspernina e2
7 1.0k Wales
14 Jun 2007 5:08PM
After looking at the photograph your comments seem ok. This discussion could go on forever. Compared to the way my 18yr old step daughter uses english, your using it perfectly! Wink

Water is warta
Bottle is batole
And the most annoying is, 'What Eva'

Can any one add to the list?
Leightonhs 8 155 1
14 Jun 2007 5:10PM
firstly, thanks jasperina. and mip007, I rather agree with what you say about 'splitting hairs' and paul what I meant is that the sentence in which I described the photo about is on another website, the picture is on ephotozine. I hope I've cleared things up, sorry Smile

Looks like I may be wrong after all. (And my mates and my mum!)

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