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

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  1. getbent

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    to paraphrase that most famous new englander who was born and grew up in san francisco.... one could do worse than be a swinger of blueberry pie for breakfast.
     
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    Bring this job and shove it.

    No, that doesn't work.
     
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    Proper grammar is very important these days because if you don't watch your grammar then the Grammar Slammer Bammer will get you...with good grammar.:)

     
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    Not directly related, but I love this one.

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    like, fer shure! anyway, ummm, you know, i mean, look, listen, i'm up for this, i'm down for this, that is good, that is bad(good)(rad)......cut the little crap and just state your feelings.

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    I heartily disagree. "Varmint" is rural, "Vermin" is urban (Suburbs can be either/or). You'd never buy a "Vermin Rifle" because usually it's illegal to discharge a weapon within city limits.
    Even Wikipedia agrees with me... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varmint_rifle

    Where I was raised, we'd say "... ducks in the pond." Is this incorrect?

    Tell her the 'R' is silent. :twisted: (Eh, sorry, no, I can't prove that, really, but read this -> https://mentalfloss.com/article/54846/whats-correct-pronunciation-february)
    150 years of linguistic history says otherwise!

    I shall now begin to use the word "amplificizer" when referring to that class of equipment which raises the decibel level of an arbitrary input signal via electronic means. :p
     
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    Robert Frost?
     
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    I thought about that too. I don't know for sure, but I am thinking:
    • Floating on top and swimming, "on the pond".
    • Diving and submerging, chasing food, "in the pond".
    Either way, I think the reader gets the point.
     
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    Well, if we were to be hyper literal, it's probably difficult to get punched in the nose.
     
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    When I joined the Army, during land navigation training, we learned how to properly orient the map using a compass to find magnetic north as our reference. In later years it became orientate. I found that annoying, but it is common now. I don't know if the word orient felt that it had become so important that it needed to annex a few extra letters or not.

    Also in the Army we performed preventive maintenance on our equipment to ensure its serviceability. Now I always hear preventative maintenance. I looked up both spellings in an online dictionary and preventative just took me right to preventive. Well, well.

    I also cringe when I hear someone say "I was woken" when it seems that "I was awakened" would be proper. But maybe I'm wrong or just being pedantic.
     
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    "Varmint" is a corruption of the word "vermin".

    And, not for the first time, I think that Wikipedia is incorrect.
     
  13. omahaaudio

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    Go to rural Texas and say that.

    You can probably crowdfund your hospital bills.

    :eek:
     
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    What's "work take" mean?
     
  16. Wally

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    Asked and answered...my pad corrected my ‘word’ into ‘work’. If I could change it, I would.
     
  17. RLee77

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    You can correct titles, but there’s a time limit, which may have already expired. (At least I seem to recall that’s the way it works, I could be mistaken.)
     
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  18. Wally

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    Well, I guess I should have contacted the powers that be earlier. I didn’t find a way on my own to change it.
     
  19. RoyBGood

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    Can we also add the word 'post' to the 'death of the word...' discussion? On this forum, it's regularly replaced with 'poast'. WTF is adding the 'a' about?
     
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  20. noah330

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    This thread does not bring the goods.
     
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