Pedanticus blows his top

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Rayge » 05 Aug 2017, 15:47

Because I have to put it somewhere, and it ain't worth thread-crapping.
Feel free to add your own.

Masterly - in the manner of a master of a craft, art or task: skilled or accomplished
Masterful(ly) - in the manner of a owner of a slave (or indeed dog): overweening, arrogant, dictatorial, privileged

also, while I'm here
Coruscating - glittering, brilliant, shiny (not scathing)
Plangent - loud, noisy, often sonorously lamenting (not plaintive, wispy or quietly melancholic)

that's all. Carry on. Nothing to see here
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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 05 Aug 2017, 15:56

Ha. Rayge, do you ever read Pedanticus puzzles in the Guardian. Today's is,
"Global, you dolts! Glimpse! Assembly!" What was his "beef"?
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 05 Aug 2017, 15:58

Rayge wrote:Because I have to put it somewhere, and it ain't worth thread-crapping.
Feel free to add your own.

Masterly - in the manner of a master of a craft, art or task: skilled or accomplished
Masterful(ly) - in the manner of a owner of a slave (or indeed dog): overweening, arrogant, dictatorial, privileged

And while I'm here, Chambers says that masterful means
1. Exercising the authority, skill or power of a master
2. Imperious
3. Masterly (rare)
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Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Charlie O. » 05 Aug 2017, 15:59

I did not know masterly/masterfully, so thank you.

May I add:

    anodyne

    noun
    1. a medicine that relieves or allays pain.
    2. anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his grief.

    adjective
    3. relieving pain.
    4. soothing to the mind or feelings.

And while I don't see this one as much as I once did, segue-way isn't a word. The word is segue, pronounced seg-way.
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Postby Rayge » 05 Aug 2017, 16:36

K wrote:Ha. Rayge, do you ever read Pedanticus puzzles in the Guardian. Today's is,
"Global, you dolts! Glimpse! Assembly!" What was his "beef"?


That's where I got the title for the thread from, K; Saturday's is the only hard copy of the Guardian I get on a regular basis, largely for the puzzles. Go to try to keep the IQ in three figures
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Postby kewl klive » 05 Aug 2017, 16:39

067?
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 05 Aug 2017, 16:43

Rayge wrote:
K wrote:Ha. Rayge, do you ever read Pedanticus puzzles in the Guardian. Today's is,
"Global, you dolts! Glimpse! Assembly!" What was his "beef"?


That's where I got the title for the thread from, K; Saturday's is the only hard copy of the Guardian I get on a regular basis, largely for the puzzles. Go to try to keep the IQ in three figures

Same here. And I'm annoyed that I'm stuck on Q4, which should be a straightforward geometry problem.
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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Deebank » 05 Aug 2017, 16:46

Rayge wrote:
K wrote:Ha. Rayge, do you ever read Pedanticus puzzles in the Guardian. Today's is,
"Global, you dolts! Glimpse! Assembly!" What was his "beef"?


That's where I got the title for the thread from, K; Saturday's is the only hard copy of the Guardian I get on a regular basis, largely for the puzzles. Go to try to keep the IQ in three figures


Saturday (and Monday of course) always used to have the media jobs in - old habits...
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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Thang-y » 05 Aug 2017, 19:36

The Savage Young Gash wrote:067?


That's his age, silly.















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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Aug 2017, 23:56

Rayge wrote:

Masterful(ly) - in the manner of a owner of a slave (or indeed dog): overweening, arrogant, dictatorial, privileged



Not according to this:

https://www.google.com/search?client=sa ... x67pEGN7fw

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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Rayge » 07 Aug 2017, 08:50

Matt Wilson wrote:
Rayge wrote:

Masterful(ly) - in the manner of a owner of a slave (or indeed dog): overweening, arrogant, dictatorial, privileged



Not according to this:

https://www.google.com/search?client=sa ... x67pEGN7fw


meh. Secondary meaning.
There were two similar words with related, but different meanings, and careless use has conflated them: it's the job of lexicologists to reflect that. Pedanticus mourns the loss of precision.
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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Aug 2017, 09:21

Okay answer me this one please.... undoubtably or undoubtedly?
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Postby kewl klive » 07 Aug 2017, 09:34

Educating Peter.
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Postby Rayge » 07 Aug 2017, 10:20

Diamond Dog wrote:Okay answer me this one please.... undoubtably or undoubtedly?


Depends on the context, I'd have thought, and the difference is largely semantic.
Leaving aside the adverbial formation,
undoutable means to me something that cannot be doubted
Undoubted something that is not doubted, goes without saying

Can't say it's ever really exercised me, this one - nothing is undoubted in my world :)

I don't think any of the words I've quoted are a matter of right and wrong, just ones that get to me; that's what this thread is meant to be about, personal niggles, rather than a fount of linguistic rectitude.
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 07 Aug 2017, 10:22

Diamond Dog wrote:Okay answer me this one please.... undoubtably or undoubtedly?

A made up word or a real word...?
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Postby kewl klive » 07 Aug 2017, 10:24

A man is born. Each year a new chip appears on alternate shoulders. Every 5 years he develops a new opinion. Every eleven years he reads a book on American sports or politics.

The man is 55 years old.


Question 1 - Out of 11 opinions he develops, 1 is his own and 10 come from Facebook memes. Why?

Question 2 - If the man scans 2 pages of a book a week and tries to pass off an eighth of what he's read as his own thoughts, how much of a book that is 300 pages long has he misunderstood?

Question 3 - Is the man peaceful or excited?

Question 4 -Will you do the fingersnap thing Peter?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Aug 2017, 10:32

Rayge wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Okay answer me this one please.... undoubtably or undoubtedly?


Depends on the context, I'd have thought, and the difference is largely semantic.
Leaving aside the adverbial formation,
undoutable means to me something that cannot be doubted
Undoubted something that is not doubted, goes without saying

Can't say it's ever really exercised me, this one - nothing is undoubted in my world :)



I'm sure there is a correct and incorrect version... both appear right or wrong randomly, to my eyes.

Cheers Rayge!

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Diamond Dog wrote:Okay answer me this one please.... undoubtably or undoubtedly?

A made up word or a real word...?


That's what I'm asking!
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Re: Pedanticus blows his top

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 Aug 2017, 14:59

Diamond Dog wrote:undoubtably or undoubtedly?

Indubitably! :D
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