Privilege - a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most: the privileges of the very rich.
I am not mistaken because you were imposing. It's very hard for you to expect that someone doesn't like Federer so you feel the need to highlight it as "privilege". Keep in mind what followed the comment. It's not exactly rocket science to figure it out exactly what context this was meant. In fact, it's pretty straight forward.
Loooool! From my comment of how I find it a privilege to watch Federer play, it seems one must justify not just my use of the word privilege, but why one feels privileged to watch Federer play live but not the others!!
Actually, I don’t have to justify what I say, to you or anyone else Emma, but in the context of sharing this forum, we are neighbours, and I’d like to come back to you on this in that regard, as a matter of courtesy.
Firstly, I find it bizarre to go from talk of half the population of the world living on less than $2 dollars a day in relation to my use of “privilege,” to saying that my having said I find it a privilege to watch Federer play, but not the others is an imposition.
As for my intentions, I know these better than you. It isn’t rocket science, and is in fact blindingly obvious that tennis fans will find different players more rewarding to watch than others & who they consider a privilege to watch live will also differ. Quite why this would be an imposition upon others is difficult to understand except of course that I happen to enjoy Federer’s game & this is probably your problem. Any comment praising Federer or appreciating him is what you seem to object to & it seems to be a mission of yours to denigrate him & his fans. I have specifically clarified that his game is a privilege for me to see & not the others, because this is how I feel. I am not interested in persuading others, nor do I insist that they must find it a privilege too, and nothing in what I have said could be construed as such. Except of course that you wish to make an issue of it.
As for privilege, you took the trouble to look up a definition of the word, but only selectively to try & prove your point. In doing so, you overlooked the context in which I have used the word. As I have said, context is everything. From poverty ridden people to reading my mind ( which is not rocket science to you because you now better than me what I mean! ) your assumptions are both tedious & offensive.
Here is an alternative definition of “privilege” together with a link to the source, just in case you only have one definition of the word .
“” 3. [singular] something that you are proud and lucky to have the opportunity to do
I hope to have the privilege of working with them again.
It was a great privilege to hear her sing.””http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/privilege_1
In my use of the word, the context is “ it is a privilege to watch him play live” meaning Federer.
I know my needs better than you & the only need I had when saying what I did was to highlight that I consider his game alone worthy of the word “privilege”. This is my view, not an imposition.
That is it from me on this. You are welcome to have the last word.