I think we've lost another word

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Re: I think we've lost another word

Post by plumsole » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:03 pm
i bet if somebody recorded you saying iced tea in ordinary conversation, no one could tell if you were saying ice tea or iced tea.
Probably not. But I still know it's "iced tea" in my head.
leela wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:12 pm
The ed has disappeared from texted. My daughters' generation say "he text me yesterday" instead of "he texted me yesterday".
Ew.

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Re: I think we've lost another word

Post by fishface » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:25 pm

leela wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:12 pm
The ed has disappeared from texted. My daughters' generation say "he text me yesterday" instead of "he texted me yesterday".
I just said each word to myself. Yep, text. Pretty sure at least. It's hard to tell. Gah.

I think that's pretty good evolution though. It was a new technology and people just fell into what seemed natural or simple.

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Re: I think we've lost another word

Post by guruwil » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:17 pm

Whilst I an probably everyone else who speaks English will know what you mean if you say iced or ice water, I would generally say water with Ice or cold water in preference to ice or iced, it is more accurate and to a non North American more natural.
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Re: I think we've lost another word

Post by DianaHaddad » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:30 pm

I get into this discussion regarding whipped cream. I'll say "a cocoa without whip" but I know someone who orders it "without whipped".

"He text me yesterday" sounds like Ebonics to me. I could imagine some people in my neighborhood saying it. But it wouldn't be in a conversation that was otherwise "standard" English.

I remember about 15 years ago, though, when an English kid on SiT was saying it felt more normal to use text for the past. Everyone told him he was nuts but he insisted. He was from Blackpool, if that's relevant. I know literally nothing about Blackpool, but perhaps they're linguistic trendsetters.
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Re: I think we've lost another word

Post by Usher73 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:43 am

English can be a tough road to hoe sometimes.

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