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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #540 on: February 22, 2010, 12:18:30 PM »
Is "Each care decays" alliterative? My heart says no...

I would agree with your heart, but I think that if you wanted to, you could interpret it as consonance and/or assonance.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #541 on: February 22, 2010, 12:25:15 PM »
But that would be counter to my argument, so I'm gonna agree with you and my heart. Screw assonance.
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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #542 on: February 23, 2010, 10:20:14 AM »
In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, is Stephen's name pronounced with the f or the v sound?
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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #543 on: February 23, 2010, 10:30:24 AM »
In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, is Stephen's name pronounced with the f or the v sound?

try it aloud in you best irish accent and see which sounds better.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #544 on: February 23, 2010, 02:08:38 PM »
Non-Sequiter

Maybe the most commonly misspelled thing on the forums, percentage-wise.  @fakeapstylebook frowns at you!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #545 on: February 26, 2010, 01:18:12 PM »
Pop quiz: Is it "baited breath" or "bated breath"?

No cheating.  Curious to see who knows this off the top of their head (unlike, say, J.K. Rowling and her copy editors).

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #546 on: February 26, 2010, 02:00:14 PM »
Pop quiz: Is it "baited breath" or "bated breath"?

No cheating.  Curious to see who knows this off the top of their head (unlike, say, J.K. Rowling and her copy editors).

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I don't know for sure, but I'd guess "bated." "Baited" doesn't make any sense, and "bated" is probably related to "abated"?

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« Reply #547 on: February 26, 2010, 04:04:54 PM »
I've always pictured it as "bated."
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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #548 on: February 26, 2010, 04:06:19 PM »
I'd make a guess but I'm not even sure what the phrase means. I've heard it plenty of times though.

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« Reply #549 on: February 26, 2010, 04:50:31 PM »
I'd make a guess but I'm not even sure what the phrase means. I've heard it plenty of times though.

"I'm waiting with bated breath". I've always took it to mean something close to "anxiously".

Yeah, imma go with bated.