Another grammar thread....the death of the work ‘take’

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  1. Wally

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    What is going on? Has everyone forgotten the word take and the difference between it and the word bring?
    It is a simple thing to understand the difference...and the difference is meaningful.
    ex: When one is at home and wants to change the location of an item like an amp to the location of a tech, one cannot bring that amp to the tech. One must take the amp to the tech. If the tech is talking to one on a phone and wants the customer to make the amp available at the tech’s location, the tech will have to request that the owner of the amp bring the amp to the tech’s location.
    These days I never hear the word take. It is always ‘bring’....no matter what the geographical location of items, people and locations are or what type of relocation is going on. You can’t bring it with you when you go, and you can’t take it with you when you come. You bring it with you when you come and take it with you when you go.
    Or...if it is a great amp, you could just leave it with me!!! Lol.... I know I am fighting a losing battle here since this misuse is pervasive. The misuse is in every show, forum, new program, movie I watch it seems. Just as unbelievable to me is the mispronunciation of the word ‘for’. I am waiting to see a movie, TV program, mews program etc wherein the word is pronounced correctly instead of pronounced as ‘fer’.

    There is my rant for the day....
     
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    Edik tikle...
     
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    Funny thing about language: when a certain “error” in usage becomes pervasive, it’s not really an error anymore; it’s a language shift.

    Millions of Americans have amply demonstrated that you can bring something wherever ya dang want to!
     
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    "I need you to bring me to the store."
     
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    As an editor, I might be able to let that one go, but "sneak peak" just scorches my corneas.
     
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    A take/bring and mispronouncing "for" rant? It's a two-fer!
     
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    Wally once “F**k” was introduced into the dictionary, any hope of maintaining a graceful language was gone. Considering the butchery I see and hear on a daily basis, I’d accept take/bring any day.
    I’m by no means a wordsmith or even a language major but sometimes you just have to scream at what you see.

    And loving the old Fender!
     
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    My frets need cleaned.
     
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    I see cussin and grammar as unrelated things. Have you ever been to Ireland? You just objected to baby's first word!
     
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    Bring it, BigDaddy!
     
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    I have my own hobby horse in this race: the disappearance of adverbs.

    "You played that song beautiful."

    No, it's "You played that song beautifully."

    Adjectives describe the what, adverbs describe the how. Is that hard to understand?
     
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    A friend said she inwardly rankles when people misuse “good” and “well.” Since “well” is an adverb and “good” is an adjective, we should never heard the words ”you did good.” But we do...

    Take and bring - what about brang! The past tense of brung.
     
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    I’ve done broughten myself to be able to accept this.
     
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    Aha....so there's the problem. People who are hiring editors don’t know ****e from shinola either!?!?!?
    ‘Sneak peek’ is might be redundant whereas the misuse of the terms I noted is in fact a grammatical error.

    further thought on ’sneak peek’ could be understood as a definitive term since peak is just a quick look and not necessarily a furtive action. Adding sneak as an adjective is a definitive.
     
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    Peak? Isn’t that “peek”?
    This thread has really piqued my interest!
     
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    7C8C99A1-D50E-4BE3-A382-D3ADE435F142.jpeg Spelling isn’t grammar, but this is fun anyway.
     
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    Languages evolve. Every time a distinction disappears, a new one arises somewhere else. And if "everyone" is making a mistake, it means you just missed the boat somehow. If language didn't change, we would all still be speaking like Shakespeare.

    And "for/fer" is just a difference in regional dialect.
     
  19. Wally

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    Lol on me.....I forget to reread my posts before posting so as to catch the ‘corrections’ such as this that my iPad Air makes.
     
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    No, the use of ‘fer’ is no longer regional.....check it out. It is in movies, Tv news, talk shows, everywhere and is used by people from various regions, educational levels, etc.

    I understand evolution of language. I simply hold that the current situation is more aptly considered to be de-evolution. And....so I can finally be in a ‘boat’, you can bring my last statement to the bank. I won’t be there, though. (;^)
    Perhaps mores the pity that some changes take place in the direction of the lowest common denominator. I believe it is called dumbing down?
     
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