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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by dscottyg, May 7, 2021.
Steady Stu, steady...
That's my own way of typing it.
It makes me happy, ebullient, and nearly overwhelmed with joy to spell it that way.
We have to advertise? Sorry couldn’t resist....lol
Good point but in the world of Auto-correct sometimes things slide by but IMHO it can make weird changes.
In the Windows world spellcheck is your friend.
However a baseline knowledge of the correct spelling helps....
I don't know what it is that I'm doin, I just know what kind of sound it makes when it's done.
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The only way I can imagine using the spelling “relicked” (as it applies to the guitar) is if I just played a lick, then played the same lick again...
Why is a " relic'd " , " reliced " , " relic " , considered or advertised as original. Isn't it actually faked?
This is indeed a problem, I was going to write about something being relic...ed recently – but stopped myself, as soon as I seen the logical spelling: 'reliced'. To me it reads as 're-liced', as in 'lice' – it's the logical spelling, but it doesn't look or read correctly!! So... I was pleased to stumble upon this thread and see a spelling which makes sense to my eyes, albeit incorrect in one way or another:
'Relic'd' – I think 'relic'd' makes the most sense, and is certainly the easiest to read – in my opinion.
Now... the problem here, in the first place – is actually using a noun – as a verb!!! To me a 'relic' is an object, like... The Shroud of Turin, or... I don't know – basically, 'Relic' is not a verb – it is an object, so trying to spell it correctly results in an absolute sh*tshow!!! A 'relic' is meant to have significant meaning, due to its rarity and historical importance – if there are 10,000,000 'relics', are they REALLY 'relics' – if 'relic' means: 'an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest'?
If you haven't guessed by now – I don't appreciate the word 'relic' when used to describe a guitar that has not belonged to, say... SRV, or Jimi Hendrix – or Jesus Christ himself! WHAT is wrong with word 'aged'? We already have the PERFECT word in 'aged'!!
'I want to 'age' my guitar.'
'I have 'aged' my guitar.'
'I will 'age' my guitar.'
...or from Fender's point of view:
Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster Lightly Aged
Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Heavily Aged
...and so on! It only makes sense!!
I suppose though, I already know the answer to my own question... it's marketing isn't it? And making money – which is obviously fine, but still... words have meanings in my book! And if we all start using nouns as verbs, well... we're f***ed !!!!
Hahaha don't you just love threads like that? Starts thread today may 7th, 2021 titled Please spell “relicked” correctly
Either a troll or Karen has found her way into the guitar forum world.
The OED itself is a relic of a bygone age, if its definition is so narrow. "Relic" in usage usually means something old or outdated. If applied to a person it's pejorative. E.g.: "Can you believe these old relics on strat-talk, dottering about septogenerian guitars and insisting on linguistic prescriptivism?"
Exactly. Or if you licked your ice cream cone again. Reliced would mean you put lice on it again. Eww!
That's why it has to be relic'd!
How many licks have you got on this thread Joel?
Respectfully – I disagree. The OED – or indeed any dictionary, is / are THE most important of all / any publication(s), and far from the status of 'relic', in my opinion. In a world where our overlords are actively seeking (and succeeding!...) to dumb us down, to keep us in the dark – to divide, and subsequently conquer us – the humble dictionary, and the words she contains – and the meaning of those words, and their impact on us – remain... our last – and only hope, for... freedom, basically.
OK, a *slight* exaggeration on my behalf perhaps, but still – a little bit true.
In short: dictionary very important !!!
I'm just here for the replies.
I believe language evolves through common use, with shared understandings emerging and changing as needed or preferred, and dictionaries document this after the fact. No book can--or should--completely control the way people write or speak.
Apparently one too many. I thought this thread was making fun of the one over at TDPRI. Just realized they're both by the same OP.
So the OP comes in on a spelling high horse only to be wrong...
It's a shame he didn't create the same thread over at MLP. Could've been a fun Friday meltdown.
I wonder if he should post at the Gear Page?