Splitting hairs in definitions, another J.K. babbling semantic stream.
J and I were talking about addiction, and the difference between an addict and a junkie.
The difference we came up with was that an addict‘s addiction doesn’t interfere with their ability to function within society, whereas a junkie‘s addiction does.
Bear in mind that addictions come in many different forms – sex and drugs being the obvious vices. But this can also include food, shopping, perhaps even a person!
Would you say there is a difference between an addict and a junkie?
Or is this just the pot calling the kettle black?
If so, how would you delineate the difference?