Sunday, February 09, 2014

That Jerk?

I just did etymology on effbee at someone.  I hope I wasn't too jerky about it.

A friend who speaks English as a second language asked about a word, someone answered, and I responded too, and then this other person "corrected" me with a sort of pedantic tone saying that we should look at the root, and then I pulled the OED. 

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:32 PM

    I love the OED. I also love the OEDILF (http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php). And I love using "OED" and "QED," just because.

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    1. Anonymous3:35 PM

      "OED" *as* "QED" is what I meant to say, not "and."

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  2. I think that once someone "corrects" you and they're wrong, it's time to take them to school. I'm sure you were courteous about it.

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  3. I'm with meansomething. Once someone gets pedantic at you (and, as I hear it in my head, mansplainy as well), then the gloves need to come off. But maybe I'm just petty like that.

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