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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by dscottyg, May 7, 2021.
It'd make it to 200 pages by Sunday.
The word "relic" actually is not a verb, so if we are going to be absolutely, positively, officially correct here on Strat-Talk, we must not use the word "relic" except as a noun.
But could Lice be used to age a guitar – and perhaps reapplied if the initial aging isn't enough?
Someone started a "Tongue Oiled My Guitar" thread over at Squier-Talk.
And the bannage figures would hit the roof...
I wholeheartedly agree – however... to suggest that the dictionary 'is a relic of a bygone age' is codswallop... it is balderdash – flapdoodle, fiddle-faddle – taradiddle !!
I beg to differ Sir. Our English English follows the OP’s rules. Reliced in the ‘having lice again’ would be re-liced. Whilst we’re on this fascinating topic, scone as in bone or on and margarine with a hard off soft ‘g’? Shrewsbury is often up for debate. We English can’t decide among ourselves so those in other ‘English’ speaking lands have no chance!
Is it cod swallop or cods wallop? If it’s the latter, should it be written cod’s wallop?
No it’s not. Context will never be fish and chips.
Your southern English might, up here we're not easily shifted. We have a very English word for a deliberately knackered guitar. It's a very versatile word too...
Context is the written output of Dartmoor...
But you are still using it as a noun not as a verb and it is just like calling someone a dinosaur, you are not implying that the meaning of the word dinosaur has actually evolved. Pun intended.
This is another classic case of making a verb out of a noun. I remember videoing something to watch later. Been the norm for a long while but varies. You use a camera to take a photograph, your photographing when you should be camer(a)ing. Why do we have to have bell ringing when it could just be belling?
Brilliant! Or the wording of a dubious loan deal?
Haha – I've never really thought about it! Though a little digging would interestingly suggest that it may very well have derived from the term 'cod's wallop'!
"What is a ‘cod’s wallop’? According to a learned counsel..the term is an East-end colloquialism for ‘a woman who cannot keep her mouth shut’."
A VERY long article on the origin of 'codswallop', for anybody who might be interested !
Or 90% of EBay "rare" guitar advertisements...
The OP is obviously a stickler for correctness so why post it in the wrong forum, surely a Sidewinders or maybe other guitar section.
Yeah, but chill millennials ain't down with relic'd boomers harshing their mellow...
Prescriptive rules of language are a tool of the oppressor, used for put-downs and propaganda of superiority. Case in point: the attempted suppression of "ain't." This word was in usage in English at least as far back as Mallory's Le Morte d'Arthur (1485) and therefore predates spelling and the English adoption of the letter J (1611). Mallory spelled it "ant," but context shows clearly he meant is/are not. The spelling "ain't" comes mostly from Dickens (1812-1870) who used it in vernacular. Teaching that the word is "incorrect" was a deliberate attempt to portray those who use the word as inferior in order to assert political dominance.
People who prescribe usage are seeking to control the way other people talk or write, and the "rules" rarely describe usage correctly. Language changes, sometimes profoundly. If we had kept the rules of language from Chaucer or Mallory's time, the name "James" would be spelled "Giames."