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To point out that it's PACKED lunch and not PACK lunch?

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ICameOnTheJitney Sun 17-Nov-13 10:06:09

I keep seeing threads on here where people say "Pack lunch" I KNOW this belongs in Pedant's Corner but hey...only people who already know will see it then! grin

I also get irritated by "mash potato"'s "MASHED potato" ffs.

mrsjay Sun 17-Nov-13 10:07:52

some people call it a pack up took me ages to work out what they were on about confused

ICameOnTheJitney Sun 17-Nov-13 10:09:04

Now pack up I can accept as it's a colloquialism from Scotland I's a totally different phrase.

Mumof3xx Sun 17-Nov-13 10:10:11

I'm sure this has been done before either that or I dreamt it

mrsjay Sun 17-Nov-13 10:11:21

im scottish we make PACKED lunches up here , I guess language changes and people just use their own words, It is a drawer though and not a draw angry

Greige Sun 17-Nov-13 10:11:43

Its bait where I come from.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Sun 17-Nov-13 10:11:53

I say pack up and mash.

I drop the potato off, is that ok? grin

I have had no reason to type packed lunch though. I don't know if I would type pack or packed.

PerpendicularVince Sun 17-Nov-13 10:11:58

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usualsuspect Sun 17-Nov-13 10:13:16

Pack up is an acceptable term.

I'm not fussed about pack lunch.

LCHammer Sun 17-Nov-13 10:16:01

I hate 'pack lunch'. And, please, textED for past tense. Yes, I know it's been done before but doing my good deed of the day with educating the masses smile

ICameOnTheJitney Sun 17-Nov-13 10:17:15

I think "pack up" is ok because it makes more sense..."pack lunch" is just thoughtless and poor use of language.

Saying "Mash" is better than saying "Mash Potato".

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Sun 17-Nov-13 10:18:44

Pack up is not from Scotland! We make packed lunches.

And another thing DRAWER not draw.. This one is so lazy.

MylesKennedysVocalCords Sun 17-Nov-13 10:18:53

some people call it a pack up took me ages to work out what they were on about My friend does this-drives me mad! She also calls a tumble drier just a tumble. I have to restrain myself!

DeepThought Sun 17-Nov-13 10:18:59


KepekCrumbs Sun 17-Nov-13 10:19:06

Pack up is a lovely collocation. It makes total sense.

Language changes all the time. Mash potatoes as a noun is as valid as mashed potatoes as an adjective + noun.

Same with pack lunch, though it lacks elegance in my opinion. Which is actually irrelevant.

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sun 17-Nov-13 10:19:34

It's definitely packed lunch. grin

mrsjay Sun 17-Nov-13 10:20:03

I admit i have problems with text and texted blush i will say i texted X

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Sun 17-Nov-13 10:20:13

Pack lunch is said where I am. I have no issues with it.

SueSueHeck Sun 17-Nov-13 10:20:55

First I've heard 'pack up' being Scottish. hmm We have packed lunches up here.

LondonMother Sun 17-Nov-13 10:22:39

Box set or boxed set? I can see the logic for either version.

usualsuspect Sun 17-Nov-13 10:25:54

I would say box set.

KepekCrumbs Sun 17-Nov-13 10:26:23

They say pack-up in Lincoln.

ICameOnTheJitney Sun 17-Nov-13 10:27:38

MrsJay yes! "So yesterday I text him to ask..." angry and worse "He never text me."

Box Set is not the same as pack lunch. It's a set in a it can be called a box set or a boxed set.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Sun 17-Nov-13 10:28:12

I also say text as in 'i text him back ages ago'

I would say box set

I don't think 'ed is liked around here grin

MySiamese Sun 17-Nov-13 10:28:56

Round here people called it 'snap' instead of packed lunch.. wtf?

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