Re: those irregular prepositions
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 15:54|
On 6/20/06, Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> > > * at the weekend
> > That last one sounds very odd to me; it's certainly nothing I would
> > ever emit. I'd say "on the weekend" or "during the weekend".
> I think it's a British vs American difference. I don't do it, and it's
> jarring whenever I hear/read someone else doing it.
Ah, but here's the crucial question: do you say weekénd or wéekend? I
say the latter, and the former sounds archaic - charmingly so,
admittedly, at least in small doses - as if it were still spelled
"week-end". Right up there with "to-morrow", "to-day", etc.
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>