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when the beatles were good

Postby HEN » 26 Oct 2019, 20:01

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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby Sneelock » 27 Oct 2019, 01:48

Teenaged girls screaming in recognition of “nowhere man”
Good times.
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Postby Bun-Da-Da » 01 Jan 2020, 15:17

Sneelock wrote:Teenaged


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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Jan 2020, 16:02

Teen-aged
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Jan 2020, 16:03

Teen-age refers to adolescent.

Teenage is a plant.
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Jan 2020, 16:10

Hmmm... the original definition of teenage can't be googled, too archaic or maybe forgotten now. Anyway, when teenage was popularized, as in adolescent, it was always hyphenated. That is a fact, no matter what google says.
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby APE » 01 Jan 2020, 16:26

Same with "to-day"

Not really used since the 50s
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Postby Positive Passion » 01 Jan 2020, 18:43

Surely it was the additional "d" that was being commented upon. Although we often talk of middle-aged men and women, we usually say teenage girls and boys.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Jan 2020, 19:08

Positive Passion wrote:Surely it was the additional "d" that was being commented upon. Although we often talk of middle-aged men and women, we usually say teenage girls and boys.


Yes, I know. But I couldn't resist. I must be the last person on Earth who hyphenates teen-age(d). :)
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby Muskrat » 01 Jan 2020, 23:00

GoogaMooga wrote:Teen-age refers to adolescent.

Teenage is a plant.


...but she swore she was 18!
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby Powehi » 02 Jan 2020, 08:45

GoogaMooga wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:Surely it was the additional "d" that was being commented upon. Although we often talk of middle-aged men and women, we usually say teenage girls and boys.


Yes, I know. But I couldn't resist. I must be the last person on Earth who hyphenates teen-age(d). :)


The New Yorker still apparently does so, too

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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby soundchaser » 02 Jan 2020, 12:58

The Beatles were always good. Always.

What is that stupid hen cackling on about?

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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Jan 2020, 13:04

They weren't equally good all the way through, though. They had peaks and troughs. Peak for me is AHDN, quite early.
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby Sneelock » 02 Jan 2020, 16:00

GoogaMooga wrote:Yes, I know. But I couldn't resist. I must be the last person on Earth who hyphenates teen-age(d).


if you're REALLY lucky then somebody will take time out of their day to correct you. boy, won't YOU feel special!
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Jan 2020, 16:19

Sneelock wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Yes, I know. But I couldn't resist. I must be the last person on Earth who hyphenates teen-age(d).


if you're REALLY lucky then somebody will take time out of their day to correct you. boy, won't YOU feel special!
https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/ ... n/teenaged


Language, and spelling in particular, changes over time. What was once wrong becomes the correct way if enough people back it up. They have language boards to make such decisions and make the changes official.
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby Sneelock » 02 Jan 2020, 16:59

yeah and some people just enjoy being assholes.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Jan 2020, 17:34

Sneelock wrote:yeah and some people just enjoy being assholes.


I don't see why I was an asshole here, and no, that is not something I enjoy. It was meant in jest, so you are taking it the wrong way. I don't really care about the hyphen, but I do think it's a fun bit of trivia. So that bit I enjoy.
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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby soundchaser » 02 Jan 2020, 17:35

GoogaMooga wrote:They weren't equally good all the way through, though. They had peaks and troughs. Peak for me is AHDN, quite early.


Peak for me, though, is Sgt. Pepper. But I think they were pretty much untouchable from AHDN through to Abbey Road.

Well, Duh. I know.

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Re: when the beatles were good

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Jan 2020, 17:46

soundchaser wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:They weren't equally good all the way through, though. They had peaks and troughs. Peak for me is AHDN, quite early.


Peak for me, though, is Sgt. Pepper. But I think they were pretty much untouchable from AHDN through to Abbey Road.

Well, Duh. I know.


Yeah, I tend to agree. One could nitpick, but the standard is pretty even for the albums.
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