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Re: USAGE: Survey

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, July 8, 2005, 16:16
On Jul 7, 2005, at 6:10 PM, Muke Tever wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 15:22:25 -0600, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> > wrote: >> As others have said, i think i'd generally avoid the issue by using >> "lightning" as a noun, but #2 sounds definitely better to me than #1. >> "It was thundering and lightning out last night" sounds like a >> violation of parallelism, using _thundering_ (a verb) and _lightning_ >> (a noun) together like that. It'd *have* to be "thundering and >> lightninging" in my dialect.
> Google's got 3600+ hits of "thundering and lightning" though. > The '...and lightninging' gets 182 hits, with Google suggesting > lightning. > *Muke! >
See? 182 other people speak my dialect! :-) -Stephen (Steg) "Let them come. There is one dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath." ~ gimli son of gloin, LotR:FotR (movie version, at least)