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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby Oldjohnw » 4 Jul 2020, 1:06pm

Ending sentences with a preposition.

And beginning with "therefore'.
John

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Postby mikeymo » 4 Jul 2020, 1:12pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Ending sentences with a preposition.


Well done, 10 points.

Though, in the words of WSC*, "This is the sort of language up with which I will not put."

Oldjohnw wrote:And beginning with "therefore'.


Not quite, but nearly. I'll give you 5 points for that.

There's another you've missed.

*It could have been Winnie. Either him, Wilde, Woodhouse or Chandler. Those four pretty much have the witty quote market sewn up.

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Postby thirdcrank » 4 Jul 2020, 8:13pm

I'm often slow to notice irony, hence my post about the split infinitive.

My example of "literally" comes from John Inverdale commentating on the rowing at the 2016 Olympics when he remarked that an oarsman had "literally caught a crab."

I would have said that this sort of usage was - literally - an expletive, and a widely used one at that but I see that my latest Fowler devotes almost two pages to the word. The original Fowler noted the word's use as an emphasiser and there are examples going back centuries. Perhaps it's similar to "really."

IMO, a bigger concern is the use of "of" to replace "have" in most (all?) senses where it does not abbreviate to " 've."

Replacing "very" with "well" is another as in "that's well good."

We seem to have drifted from new words to "What does your head in?"

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 12 Jul 2020, 8:19am

Neverspoons

Way to avoid visiting certain drinking etablissements
Easy enough to avoid them anyway :wink:
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Postby mercalia » 15 Jul 2020, 1:24pm

( ring) doughnut cities

due to the covid-19 with lots of people working from home the city centre is being vacated, maybe a trend that will be permanent?

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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby mercalia » 16 Jul 2020, 11:34pm

FOX HUNT

I was just watching the "new" Tomb Raider film and the opening scenes mentioned a race called FOX HUNT where some one with a * fox" tail and a holed tin of paint is chased by the "hounds" and if the paint runs out without the fox( tail) being caught then the fox wins and gets the money.

Question Is this or real for just a HollyWood invention

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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby Mike_Ayling » 18 Jul 2020, 3:02am

mercalia wrote:FOX HUNT

I was just watching the "new" Tomb Raider film and the opening scenes mentioned a race called FOX HUNT where some one with a * fox" tail and a holed tin of paint is chased by the "hounds" and if the paint runs out without the fox( tail) being caught then the fox wins and gets the money.

Question Is this or real for just a HollyWood invention

Many years ago this took place in rhe Scouts, the "hare" laid a trail of shredded newspaper which the "hounds" followed.

Mike

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Postby thirdcrank » 18 Jul 2020, 7:17am

I thought that cross-country runners following a paper trail was called the hare and hounds, at least in England.

... The procedure was for ‘hares’ to go off leaving a paper trail which the race then followed ...


https://cuhh.soc.srcf.net/about/history/

I remember once as a child being in Roundhay Park in Leeds noticing a trail of finely shredded paper and my dear old dad explaining that that's what it was.
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PS This may be cod etymology but I suspect that the word "harriers" in the name of some cross-country running clubs which comes from dogs bred to chase hares comes from the same root as "hare." "Beagle" is similar in meaning.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby jimlews » 19 Jul 2020, 10:12am

Oldjohnw wrote:
colin54 wrote:Shouldn't the title read 'This Forum' anyway, it's called 'Cycling UK Forum' - singular ?


In the original Latin usage the plural of forum is fora.

In the specific modern usage the plural is forums. Forae is not a word in either language.


Hopefully, this thread will be Forae's Requiem

In my humble opinion, "Fora" is inappropriate in the context of this forum. This site is a Forum. These are subject 'threads' within the forum.

EDIT: But each to 'is own. This site is a 'broad church', containing a diverse Fora and Flauna.

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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Jul 2020, 10:28am

As a spectacle wearer, I find "forae's" offensive.

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Postby jimlews » 19 Jul 2020, 10:37am

thirdcrank wrote:As a spectacle wearer, I find "forae's" offensive.


My pun was a spectacle..er..failure, I presume.

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Postby thirdcrank » 19 Jul 2020, 10:45am

It's just that with my glasses on I can see a cod Latin plural and greengrocer's apostrophe.

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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby jimlews » 19 Jul 2020, 10:57am

thirdcrank wrote:It's just that with my glasses on I can see a cod Latin plural and greengrocer's apostrophe.


Just as well to get all ones sins in, in one fell swoop.

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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby mikeymo » 19 Jul 2020, 11:34am

jimlews wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:As a spectacle wearer, I find "forae's" offensive.


My pun was a spectacle..er..failure, I presume.


I got it. I sometimes pray - free me, god, from the eternal death, of the English language.

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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Jul 2020, 11:49am

Perhaps we should start ending attempts at humour with "geddit??!?!?!"

"geddit??!?!?!" (Sorry for that.)