Login   Register     FAQ    Members

View unanswered posts   View active topics


Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. The Rose Garden
It is currently 18 Aug 2019, 17:09



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 199 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 17 Nov 2018, 10:10 
Offline
Attending a prees' meeting
Attending a prees' meeting
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 3186
Location: West London Alps
bythebrook wrote:
Apparently it was too hard to teach George W. Bush to say Nuclear correctly so the phrase "weapons of mass destruction" was developed instead (I have no idea if this is true or not).
It made me laugh, anyway - always a good start to the day. Thanks, bythebrook!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 17 Nov 2018, 23:35 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play

Joined: 17 Nov 2011, 02:45
Posts: 875
I would say "jewlry" and "febry" ARE the "correct" pronunciations and they have changed simply because more people learnt to read and, therefore , started pronouncing words as they were spelt rather than the way they were traditionally said.

But the poem about the little girl doesn't make any sense if you say "Fore-head" instead of "forrid"


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 23:40 
Offline
End of term hi-jinks
End of term hi-jinks
User avatar

Joined: 26 Jul 2013, 14:14
Posts: 390
Location: England & Oberaudorf
I've just seen the following post on a local community website.

"I am after some recommendations for a local tradesman or a company who could put up some wire mesh around our solar panels on the roof to stop birds nesting under there at an affordable price."

I'm sorely tempted to reply and suggest it would be a lot easier just to increase the rent!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 23:47 
Offline
Grumbling about Matey
Grumbling about Matey

Joined: 29 Dec 2004, 17:16
Posts: 1594
Location: Ontario, Canada
[quote="Annied"
"I am after some recommendations for a local tradesman or a company who could put up some wire mesh around our solar panels on the roof to stop birds nesting under there at an affordable price." [/quote]

Oh dear, what a picture - but thanks for my laugh for the day!!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 23:48 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7893
Location: Manchester
:lol: .

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2019, 13:58 
Offline
Sharing a joke with the doctor
Sharing a joke with the doctor
User avatar

Joined: 08 Feb 2005, 15:50
Posts: 2357
Location: Cheshire
The word driving me crazy at the moment is accidently - found now in many novels and newspapers. Grr!

_________________
"It takes a long time to live what you learn." May Sarton


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 19:59 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7893
Location: Manchester
I know that hashtag posts don't work with apostrophes, but I think Amazon might wish to reconsider advertising the new series of "The Grand Tour" as "#amazonshitcarshow" :roll: .

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2019, 22:55 
Offline
Attending a prees' meeting
Attending a prees' meeting
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 3186
Location: West London Alps
Yes, rather unfortunate - but maybe accurate?

Meanwhile, in GO fiction mode, I was amused to read the flap on a box of tea-bags 'Tear back and tuck in' - they'd be a bit chewy, though, wouldn't they?


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2019, 14:08 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7893
Location: Manchester
A Sky News reporter commented this morning that the government's economic plans might need to be "re-looked at". Is there something wrong with the word "again"? "Re-looked at"?!

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2019, 21:59 
Offline
Sub-prefect!
Sub-prefect!
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2978
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
Likewise "pre-owned". Grrr, what was wrong with "secondhand"?

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - It's that time again.....


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2019, 23:18 
Offline
Meeting the escort mistress

Joined: 24 Jun 2018, 22:45
Posts: 30
cestina wrote:
Likewise "pre-owned". Grrr, what was wrong with "secondhand"?


I think pre-loved is even worse.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 01:52 
Offline
Sub-prefect!
Sub-prefect!
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2978
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
JanBrown wrote:
cestina wrote:
Likewise "pre-owned". Grrr, what was wrong with "secondhand"?


I think pre-loved is even worse.

Ah yes!

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - It's that time again.....


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 21:50 
Offline
Having a say in the Sale theme
Having a say in the Sale theme
User avatar

Joined: 19 Jan 2004, 21:07
Posts: 3527
Location: Cambridgeshire
what I hate is 'publically. It's publicly



What I hate is 'publically'. It's publicly!












1

_________________
Carpe diem, carpe noctem, carpe pecuniam et exe, celerrime.
A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
'Life,' said Marvin, 'don't talk to me about life!'


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 06 Feb 2019, 13:09 
Offline
Arranging your timetable with Miss Dene
User avatar

Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 16:57
Posts: 102
Yes, I hate "publically" too - but it's actually in the OED (which meant that I couldn't do a global correction in the book I was copyediting :evil: ):

publically, adv.

Origin: Formed within English, by derivation. Etymons: public adj., -ally suffix.
Etymology: < public adj. + -ally suffix. Compare earlier publicly adv., and also earlier publical adj.


= publicly adv.
1797 in Catal. Prints: Polit. & Personal Satires (Brit. Mus.) (1942) VII. 328 I do not Consider myself accountable for them after thus publically Warning every Person.
1854 E. G. Squier Honduras & Guatemala 13 That the Government of Honduras has purchased arms in the United States, which were regularly and publically shipped, is no doubt true.
1940 W. C. Reckless Criminal Behavior xiv. 271 Punishment is being exacted visibly or publically in the spirit of appeasing the community.
1972 D. Holbrook Pseudo-revol. viii. 140 Individuals leaping on to the stages of Danish sex clubs and publically copulating.
1998 Daily Tel. 13 Aug. 23/3 That is the target for which we are publically accountable.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 02 Apr 2019, 14:13 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7893
Location: Manchester
Syntax!! I am looking for some books on the history of New England. I was directed to "The 10 Best Books About Early Colonial History of 2019".

Then I looked on Amazon for a copy of one of the books mentioned, and the seller had helpfully commented that the book was "a bit warped" :lol: .

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 03 Apr 2019, 21:30 
Offline
Beginning of term speech
Beginning of term speech
User avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2010, 20:24
Posts: 439
A student emailed me to ask when the curse ends.

The witch in me wants to make an appropriate response.

The teacher in me wants to send him a lesson rather than a response.

Mostly I just giggle...


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 16 Aug 2019, 23:15 
Offline
Beginning of term speech
Beginning of term speech
User avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2010, 20:24
Posts: 439
The pub I was at last night, according to large gold lettering in the snug, sells beer, wine and spirts.

I did not have any spirts.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 17 Aug 2019, 08:16 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7893
Location: Manchester
Today's local paper includes an interview with an "ancestor" of one of the victims of the Peterloo Massacre.

They look remarkably good for someone who must be at least 250 years old.

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 17 Aug 2019, 09:58 
Offline
Attending a prees' meeting
Attending a prees' meeting
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 3186
Location: West London Alps
That one seems to be increasingly common, Alison. I blame the influence of the popular press, who also can't tell emigrate from immigrate and when Prince Louis was born, talked about his brother and sister's 'descendants' (pretty remarkable for a couple of tots).


Top | End
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 199 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. The Rose Garden
It is currently 18 Aug 2019, 17:09

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Nyota and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group