USAGE: very very USAGE: Re: eng and veg
|From:||And Rosta <and.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 22:40|
We all of us over here have "veg" for vegetables (-- a strange noun, used as a
bare mass noun, yet also in the phrase "meat and two veg", meaning both the
standard trad British dinner and, metaphorically, penis & testicles); but only
the young veg out.
Mark J. Reed, On 18/07/2007 14:42:
> OK, Brits, make up your minds. First you say "veg" must be an
> Americanism, then you say that you say "veg out"all the time...
> On 7/18/07, MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com <MorphemeAddict@...>
>> In a message dated 7/17/2007 11:45:37 AM Central Daylight Time,
>> ray@CAROLANDRAY.PLUS.COM writes:
>> > > Similar problem with the colloquial /vEdZ/ (presumably from
>> > > "vegetate"), meaning "to think in a clouded way, staring into space,
>> > New to me - an Americanism?
>> > [snip]
>> > > there in the first place says to self: "Douglas, stop vedging!") (and
>> > > don't Britons occasionally use /vEdZ/ for "vegetables?").
>> > We do, we do - and not just occasionally, either.
>> Especially in the phrase "vedge out" (spelling uncertain).
>> stevo </HTML>