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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #75 on: 01/10/2006 06:29:39 »
I am Putting all of my love poems in a binder! With sheet protectors! I am bored! What ya doing Lo?

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« Reply #76 on: 01/10/2006 12:52:33 »
Talking to my friend from the UK...he just purchased a kennel.  Says the wind is hammering right now.  LOL

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« Reply #77 on: 01/10/2006 20:03:28 »
OOOh Stormy! I like the wind...

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #78 on: 02/10/2006 00:42:45 »
Love storms and the wind....

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« Reply #79 on: 02/10/2006 03:54:17 »
I particularly love the windy night with the banging and clanking and whistling and rain hitting the windows ... Those are nights when I truely sleep like a baby... very sound and usually longer hours Hmmmmmm! Don't know why but I do!!

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« Reply #80 on: 02/10/2006 03:59:57 »
Me too...mmmm, love it.

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #81 on: 02/10/2006 04:22:52 »
quote:
Originally posted by moonfire

piccy's is an acronym for the word pictures Alberto

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<pedent mode=on>
'piccy' is a diminutive of an abbreviation, not an acronym.
<pedant mode=off>



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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #82 on: 02/10/2006 04:26:46 »
Have a fair amount of wind, and some heavy, but intermittent, rain.  Next door's garage got flooded (inadequate drainage).



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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #83 on: 02/10/2006 04:27:16 »
Okay, okay, you are correct...LOL

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #84 on: 02/10/2006 04:34:36 »
Please tell me the correct/traditional abbreviation for picture.  Would it be pic. or pict.?

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« Reply #85 on: 02/10/2006 04:42:30 »
Although the word 'Pict' comes from the same Latin root, it refers to a tribe of people who lived in the British isles (commonly associated with Scotland), who were renowned for their body painting (in lieu of clothing).

The more common abbreviation for a picture would be 'pic'.



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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #86 on: 02/10/2006 04:52:42 »
quote:
Originally posted by another_someone

quote:
Originally posted by moonfire

piccy's is an acronym for the word pictures Alberto

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<pedent mode=on>
'piccy' is a diminutive of an abbreviation, not an acronym.
<pedant mode=off>



George




Hi George!  While I agree with you that 'piccy' is not an acronym, I disagree that it's a dimunitive of the abbreviation.  Isn't the definition of diminutive  "something smaller than the regular size".

Since pic would be the more common/traditional abbrev. for picture, 'piccy' would not be diminutive of pic. I would be more inclined to call 'piccy' an alternate abbreviation for picture.

I really don't know if I'm making sense or not, I can't sleep and I'm in an argumentative mood.  Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.:D I know you will.;)

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« Reply #87 on: 02/10/2006 05:04:54 »
quote:
Originally posted by Carolyn

Hi George!  While I agree with you that 'piccy' is not an acronym, I disagree that it's a dimunitive of the abbreviation.  Isn't the definition of diminutive  "something smaller than the regular size".

Since pic would be the more common/traditional abbrev. for picture, 'piccy' would not be diminutive of pic. I would be more inclined to call 'piccy' an alternate abbreviation for picture.

I really don't know if I'm making sense or not, I can't sleep and I'm in an argumentative mode.  Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.:D I know you will.;)




Don't need to be so apologetic about being in 'argumentative mode' no-one is taking it serious, and a little bit of light argument I can do as well as anyone.:)

Diminutive does not refer to the size of the word, but the implied size of the thing being described:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminutive
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A diminutive is a formation of a word used to convey a slight degree of the root meaning, smallness of the object named, intimacy, or endearment. It is the opposite of an augmentative.


Diminutives are common in most dialects of English. Terms such as "undies" for underwear and "movie" for "moving picture" are frequently heard terms in English. (Note that analogous expressions in languages in which diminution is a regular part of the grammar would not be called diminutives.) Common diminutives are:

  • -ey/-ie/-y: dearie, doggy, kitty, cookie

  • -ling: duckling, gosling

  • -ette: diskette, cigarette, kitchenette

  • -let: piglet, eyelet





Further examples Georgie is a Diminutive of George, and Vodka is a Diminutive of Voda (meaning 'water') in neither case is the diminutive actually a shortening of the word.



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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #88 on: 02/10/2006 05:42:23 »
quote:
Originally posted by another_someone


Don't need to be so apologetic about being in 'argumentative mode' no-one is taking it serious, and a little bit of light argument I can do as well as anyone.:)

I would say you do it BETTER than most:D

Diminutive does not refer to the size of the word, but the implied size of the thing being described:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminutive
quote:

A diminutive is a formation of a word used to convey a slight degree of the root meaning, smallness of the object named, intimacy, or endearment. It is the opposite of an augmentative.


Diminutives are common in most dialects of English. Terms such as "undies" for underwear and "movie" for "moving picture" are frequently heard terms in English. (Note that analogous expressions in languages in which diminution is a regular part of the grammar would not be called diminutives.) Common diminutives are:

  • -ey/-ie/-y: dearie, doggy, kitty, cookie

  • -ling: duckling, gosling

  • -ette: diskette, cigarette, kitchenette

  • -let: piglet, eyelet








George




I should've known you were going to pull out the Wikipedia Big Guns.  I'm still not quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. There is something about your original sentence (below)that just doesn't sit well with me.

quote:
'piccy' is a diminutive of an abbreviation, not an acronym.



In your statement below,
quote:
Diminutive does not refer to the size of the word, but the implied size of the thing being described:

is the thing being described the word picture?  If so, shouldn't the sentence read "Piccy is a diminutive of picture, not an acronym."? Wouldn't using both diminutive and abbreviation in this sentence be redundant? Ok George, I don't think I'm making very much sense (I'm getting very sleepy), so I'm afraid I'm going to have to say UNCLE for tonight.  Good grief I hope I don't sound stupid.  Again, feel free to correct me.:)

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Re: Test Your Physics Savvy !
« Reply #89 on: 02/10/2006 06:18:37 »
Carolyn...here I am, about to stir up some truble... ;-) Oh, I took some pics and when I develop them they will be piccys just for you!  LOL  okay, backing away from the forum again...have to check out other two sites in a minute...

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« Reply #90 on: 02/10/2006 14:18:26 »
quote:
Originally posted by Carolyn
quote:
Originally posted by another_someone
'piccy' is a diminutive of an abbreviation, not an acronym.



In your statement below,
quote:
Diminutive does not refer to the size of the word, but the implied size of the thing being described:

is the thing being described the word picture?  If so, shouldn't the sentence read "Piccy is a diminutive of picture, not an acronym."? Wouldn't using both diminutive and abbreviation in this sentence be redundant? Ok George, I don't think I'm making very much sense (I'm getting very sleepy), so I'm afraid I'm going to have to say UNCLE for tonight.  Good grief I hope I don't sound stupid.  Again, feel free to correct me.:)



Firstly, none of this is being serious, so there is absolutely no reason to feel that you would sound stupid (at least not any more stupid than my raising the matter in the first place).  In any case, Gaia, with her background in editing journals, would no doubt walk all over both of us with regard to anything to do with usage of the English language (not that I would not put up a fierce struggle :) - I don't go down without a fight :)).

You are ofcourse correct that if 'piccy' is a diminutive of 'pic', it may also be regarded as a direct diminutive of 'picture', although there are ofcourse other ways of forming a diminutive of 'picture' that are not diminutives of abbreviations of 'picture', for instance, one could talk of a 'picturette', which would be a diminutive of 'picture' but not a diminutive of an abbreviation of picture.

Thus while stating that 'piccy' is a diminutive of an abbreviation is not a tautology, you may be right to suggest that the extra information contained in that description is surplus to immediate requirements of Alberto's question.

The reason why I highlighted it as a diminutive of an abbreviation was because Lo had referred to it as an acronym, and thus referred to the contraction of the word, and I was highlighting that aside from the fact that it was a diminutive rather than a direct contraction, the contraction itself was merely an abbreviation, and not an acronym.



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« Reply #91 on: 02/10/2006 15:22:03 »
George - Thank you for satiating my need to argue and for giving my vocabulary a workout.  I guess I should be grateful that Gaia didn't jump in and put us both in our places.  The first time I ever heard of the term 'piccy' was on this forum and was used by Neil.  I think we should just call 'piccy' a NEILISM and be done with it.:D[^]:D

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« Reply #92 on: 02/10/2006 21:05:59 »
I have always used ' piccy ' piccy is what I use...I like to call piccys  ' piccys ' because piccys is what they are...they are piccys..so there !!...I do tend do ' bastardise' words  .............soz (errhm..that equals ' sorry')

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« Reply #93 on: 02/10/2006 21:10:13 »
...hee hee...glad that my particular choice of nomenclature has been the subject of worthwhile discussion....lol.

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« Reply #94 on: 03/10/2006 00:02:37 »
LOL  I love your words as I play upon them too...hehe

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« Reply #95 on: 03/10/2006 03:22:41 »
We all do!! He's just a dog gone eye full of scrumtious goodness that oozes out all of his wonderful plays on the old english language!! Can't wait to see what rolls off from his tongue next!!

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« Reply #96 on: 03/10/2006 04:36:52 »
Me too!!!

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« Reply #97 on: 07/10/2006 14:46:35 »
Me thinks we scared him away!! :(

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« Reply #98 on: 07/10/2006 18:01:38 »
Oh, well...nothing personal to me, you?  There is always a new victum..hehe

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« Reply #99 on: 07/10/2006 19:58:15 »
Lol Loretta I think we are safe, Neils a tough guy....He can take the heat!!LOL

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