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

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  1. Charlie Bernstein

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    Oy is right!

    Where I come from, the subject is There and the object is a lot - with a verb in between, for the good old object-verb-subject setup we all know and love.
     
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  9. Charlie Bernstein

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    If you take it with you, the tech will be glad you brought it.

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    To people in other countries, a Yankee is someone from the US.

    To people in the southern US, a Yankee is someone from the north.

    To people in the north, a Yankee is a New Englander.

    To a New Englander, a Yankee is a northern New Englander.

    To a northern New Englander, a Yankee is a dairy farmer in bib overalls who eats blueberry pie for breakfast.
     
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    I have to say though, there are times I do enjoy an invented word. I have two friends who unwittingly do it pretty often. The one that I always remember (I really should be documenting them all....they're like hanging around Rev. Spooner) is my friend Greg's take on 'voluptuous'.....which he turned into 'volumptuous' one day while speaking to me about a particular woman.....it is a much more descriptive rendering....it's actually what the word should have been right from the start IMO. These two guys do this sort of stuff all the time...and believe me it's a fact that they don't know they're doing it.
     
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    Such a north yooper thing to say.
     
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    If you start collecting those, you might want to include this one. thirty something years ago I heard a co-worker say ‘flustrated’. I thought: “What?”. I took note that she used this word often. Then I started hearing it occasionally elsewhere...even on TV. So....new word.
    This is out of thing is very different from the take/bring subject. The words take and bring have very different meanings. They are not interchangeable.
     
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  16. Charlie Bernstein

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    Ayuh!
     
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    I don't really have a take on that
     
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    The inefficient and completely unnecessary "ization" of words that are already perfect for their intended use...

    Number one on my list is the use of "incentivize" when "incent" already works. Why make the extra effort to do that? I guess it's easier than making the extra effort of using a Thesaurus.

    "ize", "ized", and "ization" are major clues for me when I hear them.

    Alexa tell me words that mean "to encourage".
     
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    I think we're going to have to keep an eye on the North again, Thunder Bay here is spoiling for a donnybrook.

     
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    I've got a coworker who has permanently conflated "lax" and "lackadaisical" into the portmanteau "laxidasial". This incenses me to my rotten core, but I am going to work "flustrated" into my vocabulary just to watch the world burn.
     
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