Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gigsup, May 27, 2020.
Does the application of our full suite of grammar rules to argot result in a words that are “acceptable” to the general public thus rendering them argot no longer?
Usually I wouldn’t say anything but “genericized” is just painful to my ear. Since this thread relates to grammar (which I mangle on a regular basis) I feel the need to point out that this is not a word. The correct usage is if “everyone uses the term it becomes generic.”
The word "genericize" has 23k hits on google, including dictionary links. It's a word that is almost exclusively used in relation to trademarks.
You are correct. It still sounds wrong and lawyers would not be who I look to for common or even correct use of language.
Heh, duly got 'duded'.
Their once was a forum group. Very famus for it’s use of improper grammer. Drove me nuts ‘til I realized its better to join ‘em then to fight them.
I always write 'miked' and 'miking'. I learned that a long time ago. I don't know where that apostrophe stuff came from.
Now even spelling Relic'd Guitar is as triggering as showing pictures of a Relic'd Guitar!
Without the apostrophe, it looks like someone Re-liced the guitar and who wants to buy a guitar full of bugs?
Relic'd is a proper beat up word itself describing how the "e" was knocked out of it while the guitar was beat up.
Here is some proper Chaucer English to chew on:
WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote
of Marche hath perced to the roote, licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Dictionaries were built using what the masses said they used.
What is the popular use and that's the way to go.
Rather than being grammar police -- work at trying to straighten the kinks out of the whole language, to too and two or which witch are a good start.
I appreciate a good punctuation lesson. Bravo.
I only write miked on Wednesdays.
tHaNX fOuR tHEe INgliSh LESsuN,
Well, gee wizz.
What I glean from all this banter, is the simple revelation that 'relicing' is a dumb idea.
As a noun in a simple past tense and past participle, it is inescapably, undeniably and irrefutably lame.
The English language thus rejects it as a concept.
Why can't we just have a normal relic thread where the real men make honest play wear rather than pedantic grammar lessons? Makes me want to switch sides.
I’ve not read the whole thread but relic is a noun.
To be blunt, using it as a verb is bull-hit.
Yes, I know for decades now the proper noun “FedEx” has fallen into usage as a verb.
There are other examples but that’s probably the best.
So to split hairs over the use of an apostrophe, in a word that is being used incorrectly, is a bit of a reach.
Let’s scram fellas’. It’s the Grammar Police!!!
You're not bull-hitting us, are you?
This guitar has lice again
If that bothers you, you're probably going to have a stroke if you read some Slade song titles.