Please spell “relicked” correctly.

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  1. Otisblove

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    I will neither lick nor lice my guitar a second time.

    When the geniuses who decided how all words are spelled started using silent letters freely, they earned my disdain for life.
     
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    Okay

    d-i-s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d

    Like so many bastardizations of language prevalent today, particularly in the use of nouns as verbs, there is no such word as the verb for of relic.

    The only place you will even find thin invented creation is relation to the purposeful trashing of perfectly good guitars so you can look like you are or have been a real player, or present with the affectation of one.

    It's use in this particular circumstance is alternatively spelled redlic'd or relicked, but you can spell it any way you like. Doesn't make it a real word.
     
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    One of the great features of English is its ability to verb its nouns, and vise versa. When someone says "I want to relic my guitar" we easily understand. Just as we understand "we should table this discussion."
     
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    Replace language/usages with, speak, talk, walk, think, behave, believe or express and you pretty much have described the self-involved, narcississtic, fascists who infest the Twatterverse.
     
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    How do l like this post?

    Let me count the ways.....
     
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    Particular when a noun has no proper verb form. This ridiculous nonsense of the "verbalization" of a nouns when there are perfectly good verbs available it pretentious and obnoxious.
     
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    What would be cool is if people actually spoke English, (the ones who allege to be English speaking anyway) and learned to actually express and/or comprehend a thought that consists of more than 240 letters, (note I avoided the use of characters).

    I've pretty much given up on both.
     
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    I say we just change it to “gooched”.
     
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    And all written records were kept in Latin.
     
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    Reminds me of George Bush saying "We are still dialogging with them" talking is a good word maybe we should be discussing whether or not I have got the correct spelling of dialogging it has equal value to the word we are discussing which is no value
     
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    I have a 1976 edition of the OED on my shelf.
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    It is indeed a relic--the text is so small as to be illegible without a magnifying glass, even for people with 20/20 vision. Finding a word in it is extremely time consuming and cumbersome when compared with looking it up in an online dictionary.
     
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    Nope. Gooch is too close to Kooch, A word some use..shall we say, like the British use fanny. As in, "there goes Madonna, showing her kooch again to get attention."
     
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    As far as basic communication is concerned, if you know what you're saying and I know what you're saying, then following strict grammatical rules ceases to be wholly relevant...


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    'Big' words – like the ones you are using, are also a 'tool of the oppressor, used for put-downs and propaganda of superiority.' The meanings of words, and the understanding of those words – are tools of the oppressed, which is *precisely* why the dictionary is NOT – nor should ever be allowed, to even be SUGGESTED as – some sort of quirky, quaint, obsolete thing of old – in my opinion.
     
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    Wrecked.

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    Boy are you in for a surprise...
     
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    I have the same set. Also have a circa 1920's Merriam-Webster's that about 5 inches thick and needs a lectern, and some cover repairs. The are actual relics of a bygone age.. Someone here, @archetype (?) is a bookseller...I should drag it out and see if he can give me some times on getting it restored to it's former glory....
     
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    Well said!
     
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    The evolution of language has always allowed for nontraditional deviations. It's called colloquial grammar.