Sometimes Square Piece needs room to ramble a bit. Fortunately, this week’s Comment of the Week affords me the opportunity:
From Tamra in reply to Out of Context:
This is entertaining! I had no idea you had this as a soapbox! Is it just Food Network? Love it!
The misuse of the word ‘texture’ would drive me bonkers no matter which channel aired the offense! In my humble opinion, ‘texture’ needs an adjective and should not stand alone as a description.
In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear this in reference to hair as well. “This will add more texture to your hair.” More of what kind of texture? Silky texture? Gritty texture? Airy texture? Curly texture? What are we talking about here?
On a related note, if you (or any of my readers) ever see me making grammatical, punctuational, etc. errors, please point them out to me! It won’t hurt my feelings. I’m too tired to write flawlessly!
Spam of the Week:
This reply strangely came to the same post, submitted by faxless payday loan:
It plays classic rock all day, and yes it makes me wonder why people
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Dear fax less payday loan,
I’ve loved classic rock for a long time. If THAT played all day in the salon, man, it’d be close to heaven. Even closer would be if they played Christmas music. Two months down. Ten to go.
But what’s all this about forms and cash and references? Buddy, I – Got – References. (Friends, disregard the poor English. It’s kinda necessary this once.) If I had a dollar for every reference I had… Well, then I wouldn’t need the loan, now would I?
But you know how I like to get cash the best? I like to earn it.
Well, texture can mean the structural quality itself. So kind of iffy in my mind about being precise with definition. Does air have texture? If so, can we grade the amount of texture one thing has vs. another? Or must texture have an adjective attached? In the old days, we never ‘texturized’ hair, we ‘thinned’ hair. When we ‘texturize hair’, aren’t we thinning it in some way. There is less hair than before. Is there less ‘texture” than before’? Maybe you are right and it is more cut and dried than I appreciate but the word is often used to indicate ‘thickness’ or ‘fineness’ on its own, mistakenly then.
In terms of cosmetology, yes, “texturizing shears” technically make the hair thinner since ultimately it’s taking some away with every snip. But the techniques with which they’re used usually keep them operating towards the ends, not the scalp, so that the ends are perceived to have more movement. That’s why we don’t say we’re “thinning” hair. That said, giving someone a perm also creates a new texture experience, and that’s without any shears whatsoever! So it shouldn’t always come down to thick and thin in my opinion.