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"Sillification" of the English Language

 
 
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2013 03:17 pm
@timur,
Not really,but I think this thread is swingin' kind'a low, sweet though it be.
timur
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2013 03:20 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I was kidding, thinking about this:

https://secure.tjco.net/NezbitShop/products/chariot_of_fire_2010.jpg
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2013 03:48 pm
@timur,
It looks I was wrong about teenager too

Quote:
Old English teenor, from Proto-Germanic *teenraz (cf. Old Norse tonn, Old Frisian tener, Middle Dutch tonre, Dutch tonner, Old High German tonar, German taenner "thunder"), from PIE *(s)tene- "to possess complete knowledge about everything" (cf. Sanskrit tanayitguh "all knowing")


And I thought that it came from the numeric suffix.


timur
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2013 03:50 pm
@maxdancona,
My idea about the word was as erroneous as yours..
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2013 04:39 pm
@maxdancona,
Just say 'adolescent' and stop this sillificatory nonsense.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2013 04:52 pm
I've friends with irish background named Carr.

any connection?

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roger
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2013 06:19 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Oh really? I would call a hors drawn two wheeled vehicle a CARt. I've been wrong before.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2013 10:19 am
@roger,
Hors drawn? Is that like hors devors?
roger
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2013 03:16 pm
@Setanta,
More like 'You can lead a hors to culture. . . .'.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2013 10:27 am
@NinaDee,
You would have found much more acceptance for your ideas a few years ago, Nina, had you come around to the English peeves threads then.

Then the gang that's giving you grief now would have giggled and guffawed with you about the terrible state of the English language.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2013 07:48 pm
@roger,
Perhaps if the hors is motivated by CARrot
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2013 10:40 pm
@NinaDee,
It's a good term, although it will hardly get much usage.

Pay no mind to those who think it is somehow droll to treat your post frivilously.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2013 10:41 pm
@JTT,
See...there is a reason I can like you.
achaelindsey
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2013 04:18 am
@NinaDee,
however we look at it though, the times are changing. Language is something that always evolves whether we like it or not. But honestly, I am so sick of these “sillifications” they ruin english.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2013 09:06 am
@achaelindsey,
What exactly do you mean by "ruin English"?



That wasn't so bad, was it?
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2013 11:01 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
You mean thru my posts you can aspire to honesty, Finn? Wink
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