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Beck and call - or beckoned call?

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OhLookMarch Tue 19-Mar-19 22:27:24

AIBU to actually not have a fucking clue which one is correct? It didn't occur to me until someone pointed it out. I thought it was the first one...

Nnnnnineteen Tue 19-Mar-19 22:28:16

It is the first one...

DelilahfromDenmark Tue 19-Mar-19 22:28:30

The former is correct.
Have you never heard of google...

AnnieOH1 Tue 19-Mar-19 22:28:38

Definitely the first one.

steff13 Tue 19-Mar-19 22:28:38

Beck and call is correct.

dementedpixie Tue 19-Mar-19 22:28:42

It is beck and call

FlibbertyGiblets Tue 19-Mar-19 22:29:15

Beck and call.

Gavel.

kingfisherblue33 Tue 19-Mar-19 22:29:16

Beck and call.

Look it up on a dictionary website - OED, Cambridge, etc...

AuditAngel Tue 19-Mar-19 22:30:19

Beck and call

ShitAtScarbble Tue 19-Mar-19 22:31:56

What would 'beckoned call' even mean? Are you a 'chester draws' type of person?

Angie169 Tue 19-Mar-19 22:35:12

I think it is beck and call too .
As I understood it to beck or beckon some one over would be to curl your finger up and use that 'come here' motion like you would do to a child , to add to this you call them at the same time.
Beckoned would be the past tense ie ' he was beckoned over to his aunts bedside'

Angie169 Tue 19-Mar-19 22:39:11

ShitAtScarbble
that phrase drives me nuts , whats wrong with them fools ?
mind you I heard a even worst one a few weeks ago when a friend said she has always wanted a 'chest of field sofa' ARGH

CheshireChat Tue 19-Mar-19 22:57:08

But why not just Google it? It'll have been faster and easier confused.

ShitAtScarbble Tue 19-Mar-19 23:18:23

A 'chest of field sofa' 😂😂😂 That’s a new one. Bet I’ll be seeing that everywhere from now on!

Spiritinabody Wed 20-Mar-19 07:33:43

An escaped goat grin

drigon Wed 20-Mar-19 07:39:18

Whilst working as a TA, I heard an English teacher refer to a character in a book as "obeast". Not good!

QuirkyQuark Wed 20-Mar-19 07:41:16

Ahahaha you need to pop on to the fb selling thread. We're guffawing about misspelt words and phrases.

TheGlaikitRambler Wed 20-Mar-19 07:44:44

My friend is convinced the saying is "open says me" instead of open sesame. hmm

SparklesandFlowers Wed 20-Mar-19 10:17:12

I saw someone on here recently post 'wala' instead of 'voila'. I've no idea where they think that's come from or why it's used the way it is.

Angie169 Wed 20-Mar-19 21:01:14

ShitAtScarbble
oh god hope not I can only cope with one person saying it !

Hecateh Sat 23-Mar-19 23:25:56

Do you have a ''pacific' reason for asking this question?

Oh - and the best one I ever heard

Someone told me that the baby she was expecting was going to be their last so her husband was going to have a 'vast economy'

HarryTheSteppenwolf Sun 24-Mar-19 00:19:24

Whilst working as a TA, I heard an English teacher refer to a character in a book as "obeast". Not good!

I've heard lots of people referring to a coffin bring taken to the cemetery/crematorium in a "Hurst".

NuffSaidSam Sun 24-Mar-19 00:23:31

Our local library had loads of posters advertising the 'Bomb Fire' celebrations on 5th November last year.

SurgeHopper Sun 24-Mar-19 00:28:44

Beck and call

Middle English

SurgeHopper Sun 24-Mar-19 00:30:11

Someone told me that the baby she was expecting was going to be their last so her husband was going to have a 'vast economy'

^^

Weeps

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