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For instance, in natural language, "or" is slightly different from logical OR, "some" is slightly different from logical EXISTS, etc.

What is the name of the belief that these discrepancies are actually imperfections of natural language -- that if we all spoke in the language of a formal system, everything would be much better?

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    "Nonsense" is what I'd call it ;) I don't think you'll find a specifically linguistic term because it wouldn't be a common belief amongst linguists.
    – curiousdannii
    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:47
  • Conlangers might say "ANADEW" but it has a broader meaning.
    – curiousdannii
    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:49
  • Are you looking for the term "prescriptivism"?
    – Jack
    Dec 4, 2018 at 5:38
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    @curiousdannii While true, a lot of linguistic-looking nonsense topics have common names: linguistic determinism/strong Sapir-Whorf, for example, or Proto-World/Nostratic reconstruction, or Edenics…
    – Draconis
    Dec 4, 2018 at 6:34
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