Language question

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Language question

Postby Robert » 11 Oct 2017, 11:29

Is there a snappy expression in English for dealing with the symptom but not the cause ?

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Re: Language question

Postby The Modernist » 11 Oct 2017, 11:34

Yes. Humping the giraffe.

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Re: Language question

Postby kewl klive » 11 Oct 2017, 11:37

Banning the ‘skope.
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Re: Language question

Postby Samoan » 11 Oct 2017, 11:40

Symptom management ?
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Re: Language question

Postby The Great Defector » 11 Oct 2017, 12:24

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Re: Language question

Postby PENK » 11 Oct 2017, 13:05

Robert wrote:Is there a snappy expression in English for dealing with the symptom but not the cause ?


Yes, this is academically known as Turtlebee's Dilemma.
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Re: Language question

Postby Snarfyguy » 11 Oct 2017, 14:35

Getting to the heart of the matter or the root of the problem?
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Re: Language question

Postby COLIN LAND » 11 Oct 2017, 14:41

Something to do with sticking a Band-Aid over it, or plugging the hole
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Re: Language question

Postby Belle Lettre » 11 Oct 2017, 14:45

Palliative
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Re: Language question

Postby The Great Defector » 11 Oct 2017, 14:56

Friendly With Coan.
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Re: Language question

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Oct 2017, 16:26

Brexit.
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Re: Language question

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Oct 2017, 16:42

The Modernist wrote:Yes. Humping the giraffe.


:lol:

Works for me.
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Re: Language question

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Oct 2017, 16:44

PENK wrote:
Robert wrote:Is there a snappy expression in English for dealing with the symptom but not the cause ?


Yes, this is academically known as Turtlebee's Dilemma.


I thought that was Lowenstein's Quandry.

Oh, well.
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Re: Language question

Postby Count Machuki » 11 Oct 2017, 16:47

"Damage control" might be handy
that is, if you can't say 'pissing in the wind'
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Re: Language question

Postby Rayge » 11 Oct 2017, 17:13

Allopathy is a term for medical practices that treat the symptom rather than the disease causing it, and can be applied metaphorically to any analogous non-medical situation, providing you don't mind only smart-arses like me knowing what you're talking about.
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Re: Language question

Postby Robert » 11 Oct 2017, 17:18

Belle Lettre wrote:Palliative


That's pretty good!

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Re: Language question

Postby Robert » 11 Oct 2017, 17:21

Count Machuki wrote:"Damage control" might be handy
that is, if you can't say 'pissing in the wind'


Yes that or damage management but but it's the sort
of lingo I try to avoid

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Re: Language question

Postby Robert » 11 Oct 2017, 17:23

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:Something to do with sticking a Band-Aid over it, or plugging the hole


Yup, good too but doesn't work in the context

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Re: Language question

Postby Robert » 11 Oct 2017, 17:25

Rayge wrote:Allopathy is a term for medical practices that treat the symptom rather than the disease causing it, and can be applied metaphorically to any analogous non-medical situation, providing you don't mind only smart-arses like me knowing what you're talking about.


Works in a bar but would loathe choice of language to distract from content

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Re: Language question

Postby Robert » 11 Oct 2017, 17:28

Snarfyguy wrote:Getting to the heart of the matter or the root of the problem?


Yes. Had to send it out several hours ago though and went with 'leaving the cause unaddressed'

Not snappy at all.