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Re: OT: CONCULTURE: Ayeri calendar again

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 16:30
On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 02:47:56PM -0500, Carsten Becker wrote:
> ... now without fever, but with a running nose instead.
In, "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@M...> wrote
>>I'm sure this varies among English 'lects, but in mine, we >>say "runny nose". In my head the phrase "running nose" conjures up >>the amusing image of an ambulatory proboscis. :)
I wanted to comment on this, in a humorous vein, but wasn't sure if I should. I don't know how touchy some folks can be about having their English corrected. I know that when I'm attempting to speak a language foreign to me, I am very glad for any corrections I can get. But I had the same image as Mark! I thought of some changes to the sentence: 1. I have a runny nose 2. My nose is runny. 3. I have a running nose. 4. My nose is running. The 3rd one is humorous. The 4th one, in context, doesn't have to be. BTW, an intersting formation: the adjectival ending -y on a verb. Charlie


Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>Correcting a foreigner (was: CONCULTURE: Ayeri calendar again)