Relic pedantry: English, guitars, and improper use of apostrophes.

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  1. Ferg Deluxe

    Ferg Deluxe Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry: dood
     
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  2. the_cells

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    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?
     
  3. Drew66

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    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.”
     
  4. xmd5a

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    The word "genericize" has 23k hits on google, including dictionary links. It's a word that is almost exclusively used in relation to trademarks.
     
  5. Drew66

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    You are correct. It still sounds wrong and lawyers would not be who I look to for common or even correct use of language.
     
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    Heh, duly got 'duded'.
     
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    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.
     
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    I always write 'miked' and 'miking'. I learned that a long time ago. I don't know where that apostrophe stuff came from.
     
  10. jvin248

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    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.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Dictionary_of_the_English_Language
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary

    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.

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  11. VintagePlayerStrat

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    I appreciate a good punctuation lesson. Bravo.
     
  12. Help!I'maRock!

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    I only write miked on Wednesdays. :red
     
  13. buzzard blues bird

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    tHaNX fOuR tHEe INgliSh LESsuN,
     
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  14. Desmosedici

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  16. somecafone

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    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.
     
  17. misterg71

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    Let’s scram fellas’. It’s the Grammar Police!!!
     
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    You're not bull-hitting us, are you?
     
  19. ChipOnly

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    This guitar has lice again
     
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    If that bothers you, you're probably going to have a stroke if you read some Slade song titles.
     
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