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CountrIES (With IES people ;-))

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That's only in one dictionary. I believe it would have been widely used enough to appear in several dictionaries before then. so there.
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That's only in one dictionary. I believe it would have been widely used enough to appear in several dictionaries before then. so there.

Well, unless its something really odd like 'Zyzzyva' every dictionary has the same set of words. So there..... :P

What a fascinating pedant you are. wink
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Hmm... I think Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition precedes JK Rowling rather. Wink
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Hmm... I think Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition precedes JK Rowling rather. Wink

Oxford is what matters. :P

And in any case, my point is that dictionaries are being constantly updated. wink
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Oxford is what matters. :P

Whatever. Wink

You stated that JK Rowling introduced "stumped" to dictionaries. I was just pointing out that that simply is not the case.
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You stated that JK Rowling introduced "stumped" to dictionaries. I was just pointing out that that simply is not the case.

A mistake from me. wink I should have said that she introduced it to that version of Oxford's.

Anyway, the whole big issue is about the ever evolving language. So there..... :P

Love the pedant in you John. Smile
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So know ur contradicting the statment that said................
Well, unless its something really odd like 'Zyzzyva' every dictionary has the same set of words. So there..... :P



I think in this case, ur totally wrong.
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So know ur contradicting the statment that said................
I think in this case, ur totally wrong.

Not denying that. wink

But the biggest point is that English is an ever evolvong language. wink

And I am pretty annoyed at the amount of rubbish I am holding in my head. ranting I am considering therapy before uni starts. I have to remove newspaper articles from four years ago. ranting

By the way, since you are a pedant too, why dont you change the 'i' to 'I' in your personal text?? Just a thought, let it be if there if it has another meaning.
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oh good point, my typing sucks in case u hadn't noticed already lol. thanks for pointing it out.
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oh good point, my typing sucks in case u hadn't noticed already lol. thanks for pointing it out.

No problem. Smile Love correcting fellow pedants as much as I love being corrected.

No idea why you didn't change it though. confused
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maybe he hasnt had a chance yet...
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done
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woohoo

Cheers for Neil and long live pedanticism/pedantry. woohoo
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Real pedants never admit their mistakes...

I still think pedantics should be a word Whistle
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^Pedants, not pedantics. Wink
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