Please spell “relicked” correctly.

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  1. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster

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    Nobody said that it did, it's just that you're being unbelievably pedantic & obtuse.

    Your words were:

    relic *is* a noun, but it is not a verb

    And that is in the context of a thread on a guitar forum that is specifically about relicking guitars. In this context "relic" is a noun and a verb. It's really not complicated...

    Not only are people in this thread using the word as a noun & a verb, there's also another thread

    https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/should-i-relic-this-strat-to-sell.565019/page-2#post-4323707

    The OP uses the word as a verb. Not only do other people understand what he says, they also reply to him using the word relic as a verb. The only person who struggles to understand this is you.
     
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    In regards to the subject, I think 'remains' is an appropriate term.
     
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    End of post. Thank you.
     
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    So far, this appears to be going exactly how it went in TDPRI.
     
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    guitarchaeologist Dr. J Silver Member

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    So, this was all a social experiment played on a bunch of middle- & senior-aged farts stuck at home?
    Cool, I love it! o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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    Bcorig Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    “Be precise in your speech”. “My 62 RI Strat, which has been manufactured to create the illusion that it is actually a relic, is...”
     
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    What's funny is the amount of members that are active in both threads, arguing over the same topic but on two different sites.
     
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    Urrrrgh?o_O
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Agreed. Not yet anyway...because language does evolve.

    My bet is that when some "authority" recognizes it as one, the spelling will be relic'd, precisely because of the relicking tongue thing, and because it has been, for centuries, (Shakespeare did it prolifically, for one example) and continues today to be an accepted usage of the apostrophe, all ignorant assertions to the contrary aside.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    I agree. Well put. And there are also not just one, but several more suitable words that do have verb forms. But if you're gonna pick a spelling I'm with you. Simply because it's acceptable usage grammatically and it's the one that is least ambiguous, and ambiguity in language is annoying and not really useful.

    Unless, of course, you're looking for plausible deniability or, when deliberately ambiguous, are a raging passive-aggressive.
     
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    Well then, it would appear that the OP is attempting to set himself up as some sort of final authority on the topic. Haven't bothered to look over on TDPRI but that's a massive fail over here.
     
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    I really think the OP needs to school those fellas over at RigTalk....<eg>
     
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    Honestly don't get "relics", I mean the real thing sure, because there's a story there behind every dent, scratch and fade.
    But done purposely? Naw that's like breast implants, it's a lie.

    Seriously how lame do you have to be to buy a "pre aged" guitar?
     
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    I'll leave sorting out the divine to old men in funny hats if you don't mind. As for words and their meaning, I think Dictionaries are wonderful things!

    relic
    [ˈrelik]
    NOUN
    1. an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest.
      synonyms:
      artifact · historical object · ancient object · antiquity · antique · heirloom · object of virtu · curio · fossil
      • a part of a deceased holy person's body or belongings kept as an object of reverence.
        synonyms:
        remains · body parts · bones · corpse · dead body · cadaver · holy/sacred objects · reliquiae
      • an object, custom, or belief that has survived from an earlier time but is now outmoded.
        "individualized computer programming and time-sharing would become expensive relics"
      • (relics)
        all that is left of something.
        "relics of a lost civilization"
    I didn't see anything about 'artificially aging' in any of the reputable dictionaries I searched.

    Now then...
    Why, pray tell, is that lovely creature in your photo, pointing a P-38 at someone? Those happen to be considered "relics" !
     
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    That will be because the dictionaries haven't yet caught up with the modern usage of words. This happens all the time, I'm surprised you're not aware of this. Language, particularly the English language, adapts. English is a promiscuous tart of a language, it gets into bed with all kind of other languages, it borrows & steals bits of them & adapts them & absorbs them. That's how the language changes. It's why the English we speak today is fundamentally different to the English once spoken by Chaucer, Shakespeare & Wordsworth.

    Surely everybody realises this?

    Cool used to mean not warm. Then in the 50s it became hip speak for the kids to use meaning good or trendy. There's another word - trendy. Once it was very "in". Now it's gone out of fashion. Words do that...

    Every year new words get added to English dictionaries, largely to reflect what is spoken on the streets of big cities. Gradually those words become accepted more widely. Right now "relic" both as a noun & a verb is a pretty niche term. Maybe it will become more mainstream? Maybe not.

    But the fact that a word ain't in the OED doesn't mean it ain't a word.
     
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    Can I just say this is the first thread on S-T I can remember to mention breast implants?
     
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    Ever tried a dry aged steak? You can call it cheating but would you turn it down?
     
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    I was just pointing out it wasn't the ONLY one. It's definitely the most colorful and evocative.
     
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