Would it be unreasonable to point out that...

(23 Posts)
Nanny0gg Thu 27-Feb-14 23:34:06

...the word is invitation not invite!!

You receive an invitation to a wedding. You have therefore been invited to said wedding.

As MN is going to be inundated with wedding-related threads in the next few months (if the last two are anything to go by), I don't think my nerves can take much more confusion over the two words.

Please all, exert yourselves a little and type those four extra letters. It really won't take up that much of your time and will soothe my shredded nerves.

I'd be very, very grateful.

Nanny0gg
Pedant-at-Large

MoonRover Thu 27-Feb-14 23:35:51

Unreasonable?

I wouldn't of thought so.

puntasticusername Thu 27-Feb-14 23:38:40

You're right, it's discusting.

Should I issue you with an invite to Pedants' Corner Nanny? <runs away laughing>

CommunistLegoBloc Thu 27-Feb-14 23:40:21

Literally makes my blood boil.

I don't think you need to be so pacific about which one it is though.

BlackeyedSusan Thu 27-Feb-14 23:45:51

wine

looks like you are going to need it.

(should that be your so someone can shout "house!")

(ps sorry about the lack of capitals. put it down to ds sitting on the keyboard)

fideline Thu 27-Feb-14 23:49:26

Not as bad as 'wait list' but nearly

Nanny0gg Fri 28-Feb-14 00:17:09

<sobs>

Nanny0gg Fri 28-Feb-14 00:17:30

<gulps wine>

AcaciaBeez Fri 28-Feb-14 00:26:48

Excuse my stupidity but what is an invite then?

bedouincheek Fri 28-Feb-14 00:30:07

weight four it

AcaciaBeez Fri 28-Feb-14 00:49:46

I'm going to go for a wild guess and guess it should only be used as a verb?

AcaciaBeez Fri 28-Feb-14 00:51:15

Therefore, I can invite you to my wedding with this invitation.
Ah, I fear I may face the wrath of pendants if I'm wrong.

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 28-Feb-14 00:53:45

I think you're correct Acacia
But then I'm not an expert and could well be wrong too!

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 28-Feb-14 00:53:46

I think you're correct Acacia
But then I'm not an expert and could well be wrong too!

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 28-Feb-14 00:54:28

I think you're correct Acacia
But then I'm not an expert and could well be wrong too!

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 28-Feb-14 00:55:11

Oh crap, sorry! Stupid phone

AcaciaBeez Fri 28-Feb-14 00:58:58

However, it seems it can be used as a noun...
www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/invite

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 28-Feb-14 01:01:16

Tbh I'd say "i got an invite" in rl. But then,.I'm a lazy speaker, and even when I know the rules, I don't always stick.to them!

TulipOHare Fri 28-Feb-14 01:02:03

Reminds me of my old Classics teacher.

"It's not a quote, it's a QUOTATION!"

Has stayed with me ever since!

Anonymai Fri 28-Feb-14 01:07:36

But but but it can be used as a noun. So yabu.

BillyBanter Fri 28-Feb-14 01:24:13

If only you could shut all the posts away in a draw where you can't see them.

Nanny0gg Fri 28-Feb-14 08:48:28

Reminds me of my old Classics teacher. "It's not a quote, it's a QUOTATION!" Has stayed with me ever since!

I love that teacher!

But but but it can be used as a noun. So yabu.

Can be, for sloppy informal use, but shouldn't be. IM(aged)O

And as for the rest of you...
<bangs head gently on table>

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