It was mentioned to me rightly and on many occasions, that
during the last episode, I made a language mistake
of considerable importance
While speaking about aviation safety when i should’ve talked about aviation security.
Indeed, these are two very different terms.Safety (sécurité) is the means that are implemented to protect you,
for example from accidents
or bad weather, things like that so.
Building a roof is safety, having a seat-belt is a safety.
While security (sûreté) is actually the means that are implemented, which can be human or material,
to protect you from acts that are voluntary aiming to harm you
Whether it’s an aggression, a theft or a terrorist act.
In this case the porticos to verify that you have no weapons, it is part of the “security”.
In fact, in English, there is a “double meaning” (faux-ami) with this thing.Since in English “la sécurité” (security) is “safety”,
While “la sûreté” (safety) is …
Digression n°02 – While waiting for the sequel
Moreover in English, they’re not left at this kind of thing.
In particular there’s one that makes me laugh, that is,
in English like in French
They often “misuse” the word “‘literally”, which means “littéralement” in french
That is to say “figuratively”They can say in English :
“Ah i literally blew up when i hear that.”
While the guy that said that didn’t blow up literally.
But it took such a magnitude
that it has now made it’s way to the dictionary.
Which means that in the English dictionary
one of the meanings of “literally” (“littéralement” in French)
means “figuratively”, which is the opposite of “literally”.
And that has a name , when a word
is so ambiguousthat it can mean one thing and it’s opposite,
that name is “enantiosemy”
For example in French if i say : “I rent my car”
Does it mean that i’m paying someone
in order for him to lend me a car , or does it mean that
i’m lending my car to someone that is giving me money
And also a “host” is someone that receives you or someone that is received at your home ?
That is all, it was just a LITTLE tiny digression
While waiting for the…