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I wanted to know if you can give me examples on connotation, because i looked throughout the internet and im still kind of confused.

Thanks

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    Look, you fat pig, you are squeezing ketchup all over yourself.

    Now connotation....If a man said this to a group of pigs eating ...or a mom said this to her son while he was scarfing down three foot-long dogs in the movie line.

  • ENGLISH -

    Im still kinda confused...is it something that may have 2 meanings???

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    http://www.answers.com/connotation
    "connotation

    noun

    Something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing: association, connection, suggestion. See suggest.

    That which is signified by a word or expression: acceptation, denotation, import, intent, meaning, message, purport, sense, significance, significancy, signification, value. See meaning."

    A word can have two or more meanings, depending on the context in which it's used. In the examples give above, the connotation in the second indicates that the mother is sick and tired of her extremely messy son, eating every chance he gets. He is not LITERALLY a pig, but the association is there in the mother's mind because of how the boy behaves.

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    O i finally understand.

    Thanks!

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