2020-12-29 Wary

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2020-12-29 Wary

Post by Deacon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 pm

I just want to throw a shout out to Mae for using “wary” correctly. I see so many people using “weary” instead, which is a completely different word altogether, and every once in a while I actually hear someone speak out loud the word “weary” which makes me think it’s not just a typo. It’s not even like their/there/they’re—it’s not a homophone. They don’t sound the same, nor are they spelled the same. It’s not “Bewear of dog” lol
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Re: 2020-12-29 Wary

Post by raptor9k » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:24 pm

What if dog is super annoying?

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Post by nosystemd » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:30 pm

Deacon wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 pm It’s not even like their/there/they’re—it’s not a homophone.
You're definitely not wrong, but you're half-right.

"Weary" is said "weery", rhymes with dreary which is different than "wary", rhymes with scary, but "wear" rhymes with "scare" and some people are clearly that confused. It's an extra step to mix up the two so you're right that it's NOT a homophone-- but with a little bit of a mix-up it CAN be. And if you look at misquotes over time, this isn't the only instance of people going that "extra step" to conflate two different things.

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Post by Deacon » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:34 am

nosystemd wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:30 pm
Deacon wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 pm It’s not even like their/there/they’re—it’s not a homophone.
You're definitely not wrong, but you're half-right.

"Weary" is said "weery", rhymes with dreary which is different than "wary", rhymes with scary, but "wear" rhymes with "scare" and some people are clearly that confused. It's an extra step to mix up the two so you're right that it's NOT a homophone-- but with a little bit of a mix-up it CAN be. And if you look at misquotes over time, this isn't the only instance of people going that "extra step" to conflate two different things.
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Re: 2020-12-29 Wary

Post by nosystemd » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:17 am

Deacon wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:34 am People are even weirder than language.
Which is true, and which language is a reflection of.

I'm particularly fond of the differences in English across several different countries (not just USA / England.) I'm also generally amused that American English is more anal retentive than the original (subjective opinion.)

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Post by Deacon » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:35 am

nosystemd wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:17 amI'm also generally amused that American English is more anal retentive than the original (subjective opinion.)
In some ways, maybe, but it’s the commie Russian influence that makes them drop articles, I reckon. Why else would they say, “She is in hospital” with a straight face? ;)
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Re: 2020-12-29 Wary

Post by nosystemd » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:49 am

Deacon wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:35 am In some ways, maybe, but it’s the commie Russian influence
It is always the Russians.

Even when it's the French!

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Re: 2020-12-29 Wary

Post by TammyJess » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:41 pm

My New Zeland english: Beer, Bear, Bare homophones. Not so in Australian english.
Ditto for NZ: Weirs, wares, wears and where's.

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Re: 2020-12-29 Wary

Post by nosystemd » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:15 pm

TammyJess wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:41 pm Not so in Australian english.
But in Sydney, "I know" and "annoy" are. (They tend to get I knowed when I mention it.)

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Re: 2020-12-29 Wary

Post by Deacon » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:04 pm

TammyJess wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:41 pmDitto for NZ: Weirs, wares, wears and where's.
That first word is uncommon in America, but otherwise wares, wears, and where’s could be considered homophones in American English. Some of us actually pronounce the H in words with “wh” which can ruin the effect.

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nosystemd wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:15 pmBut in Sydney, "I know" and "annoy" are. (They tend to get I knowed when I mention it.)
Brilliant!
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Re: 2020-12-29 Wary

Post by τ > π » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:14 am

Flying over Australia:
Crash. Wake: Hospital.
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