Please spell “relicked” correctly.

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  1. stratman323

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    What's the point of spelling tremolo correctly when the thing you're describing is actually vibrato? o_O

    Thanks a lot for that one, Leo.
     
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    The word you're looking for is covfefe....

    ;)
     
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    How is it "jargon"?

    Jargon is the highly specific terminology of a specific field.
    Are we honestly being this literal?

    "O'er" is just an example of how an apostrophe is used in English to clip consonant sounds or abridge how words are written so as to shorten or meld them. We've got to be willing to generalize that information.

    Writing "relic'd" follows that tradition, plus it has the additional benefit of being not-confusing compared to "reliced" and "relicked". There's no reason to be so rigid about not using the apostrophe in one case but then be so not-rigid about the bastardization of those other rules of written English whereby one word means "licing again" and the other "licking again".
     
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    In the "The positively painful plurals quiz" thread, I commented "I was thinking that maybe we need an apostrophe quiz next".

    Looks like I was right.
     
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    We are talking about a term (relic as a verb) largely being used to describe musical instruments.
    How is that NOT a specific terminology for a specific field?
    Seems the very definition of the term.


    jargon
    • n.
      The specialized language* of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders.
    * that be lexicon, not language

    Hell, we can't even understand it within the group o_O
     
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    I'm just here to appreciate that we've been posting for 11 pages about the proper spelling for a made-up word.

    Gigs can't come back soon enough!
     
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    Aged...
     
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    It's more specific that just musical instruments, it's solid body electric guitars. Do trumpet players relic their instruments? Pianists? Triangleists? Glockenspielists?

    DO PRS owners relic their guitars? It sound to me like a phenomenon peculiar to Leo's creations. And Leo would have hated relics nearly as much as he would have abhorred the whole idea of a Fender "Custom Shop" & laughed hysterically at the concept of a "Master Builder."

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    Yes, it was Curry Friday in my house too. Glad you got the memo.
     
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    Gi' o'er we use it multiple times a day here in Yorkshire.
     
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    Gotcha. I guess I was just thinking, "who doesn't know what 'relic' means?" I think that anyone who's a native English speaker would know what verbing a word implies. (See what I did there?)

    Whereas we're just in here for a friendly spar about how it should be written.
     
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    Dang people, don't y'all speak English?


    How are you supposed to travel in a canoe without an o'er? You'd hate to be up the creek without one...
     
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    I only worked in IT since 1978, so it's probably before my time. But I've never heard of "to keyboard" ever.
     
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    You take an o'er with you on canoe trips? The wife wouldn't like that at all.
     
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    Ruin.
     
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    not a trollop...a wooden tool. (that's not innuendo)
     
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    You mean a paddle?
     
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    That only works if everyone agrees that relicking a guitar ruins it. But that is quite clearly not the case, is it?
     
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    paddle is what you do with an o'er...
     
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    Pervert.
     
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