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Started by XH558, Tuesday,July 23, 2013, 13:10:10
Quote from: jwl940 on Tuesday,July 23, 2013, 13:57:15 As a recent victim of ';the resident grammar/latin pedant'; could I just make a small correction?...why is this one different?Well that didn';t take long, 15 all? By the way, shouldn';t Latin be spelt with a capital ';L';?
QuoteI was just drawn to the Latin as I was forced to study it for 4 years as a sprog and my bugbear now is misuse and mispronunciation of Latin phrases ..... e.g. (exempli gratia) people will say eKcetera when it';s actually ';et cetera'; and should really be pronounced ';Et Kay-Terra'; .... I know ... I know .... I';m just sad :embarrassed :embarrassed
Quote from: teslahed on Tuesday,July 23, 2013, 15:27:37 I remember being taught at grammar school that no one really has any clue how Latin should be pronounced anyway. Theories range from pretty much exactly as we / the Vatican use it now (Ecclesiastical Latin) all the way through to a bit like Celtric (who would have been invaded by the Romans who actually spoke Latin, so it';s probable that at least some of it wore off on the Locals).
Quote from: jwl940 on Tuesday,July 23, 2013, 14:44:21 I know where you are coming from, in my last job I was the Apostrophe Police but goodness knows how it all started. I even have a bit of apostrophe abuse that I spotted, photographed and sent to the Apostrophe Abuse Society quoted in Lynne Truss';s book Eats, Shoots and Leaves. If you';re sad I must be paralytic with grief :embarrassed :embarrassed :embarrassedThe danger of being based at home just waiting for the next job to be phoned through is you get bored and start posting on forums (fori?).As my sundial says, ';Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit.';
Quote from: XH558 on Tuesday,July 23, 2013, 15:38:22 Another that REALLY winds me up - NOT Latin - is Nuclear pronounced as ';NewKiller'; .... everyone can say NEW and CLEAR ... so what is the problem with NEWCLEAR ????
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