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It's 'invitation' not bloody 'invite'!

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FurryDogMother Mon 04-May-15 14:35:24

Just that, really, it's been getting on my nerves for weeks. 'Invite' is a verb, not a noun! Thanks for the space to vent in.

tethersend Mon 04-May-15 14:37:28

Thank you.

Thank you so, so much.

<weeps with relief>

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Mon 04-May-15 14:37:58


FadedRed123 Mon 04-May-15 14:40:50

and while we're at it, it's 'AT the weekend' not 'ON the weekend'. Please...

IvanOsokin Mon 04-May-15 14:42:38

I agree. Just seeing your thread title in active conversations made me happy!

MythicalKings Mon 04-May-15 14:43:43

So true, and neither is it "of" an evening.

NoArmaniNoPunani Mon 04-May-15 15:24:05

Yes. I'm glad I'm not the only one irritated by this.

Carpinteria Mon 04-May-15 20:18:32

This irritates me so much - and MN is the worst offender.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Thu 21-May-15 23:51:36

Quote instead of quotation winds me up every time.

Arsenic Thu 21-May-15 23:57:28


BitOfFun Fri 22-May-15 00:03:24

I used to get quite wound up about this too, until someone on here pointed out that we routinely use "record" to refer to a song/tune on vinyl or in the charts etc, when it is just a shortening of "recording". I had to concede the point, and feel much calmer reading mumsnet for it.

There is help out there, if you are prepared to accept it wink.

ancientbuchanan Fri 22-May-15 00:06:14

Thank you for quote as well.

Anyone else hate floor bring used for ground, pavement, road, field etc? Forest ok, ditto jungle, but not the others.

ancientbuchanan Fri 22-May-15 00:06:50

Oh, and meet with. No, just meet.

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 00:12:56

<narrows eyes at Bit>

I'm not sure I concede that 'record' IS an abbreviation of 'recording'.

'Record' as a noun predates the phonograph, I think. (On the record. The official record....)

BitOfFun Fri 22-May-15 00:13:02

"Quote" follows the same logic as "record" too, I'd say. Although I certainly notice it- I just try to let it sail over my head in an attempt at being more Zen.

The one that really bothers me is "disinterested" used to mean "uninterested" or "not interested". I think its misuse risks losing a useful distinction: who wants to see a mediator that might die of boredom?

hoobypickypicky Fri 22-May-15 00:13:41

I'm not alone. What a relief!

I could happily throttle people who say "invite" when they mean "invitation".

BitOfFun Fri 22-May-15 00:14:36

Oh, NOW you're putting the cat amongst the pigeons, Arsenic grin. My blood pressure is at stake here.

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 00:15:30

Yes I can get on board with that (the disinterested meaning impartial thing) but stop with your mad record comparator.

BitOfFun Fri 22-May-15 00:16:37

I think that those black discs with grooves were originally known as recordings though <cries>...

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 00:17:42

Sorry. sad

You can believe anything you like. Even in the efficacy of homeopathic remedies. Anything is possible. Your mind is powerful.

elQuintoConyo Fri 22-May-15 00:19:36

Kisses FurryDogMother

Can anyone enlighten me on 'spends' being shorthand for 'spending money'?When did this come about? "My daughter's school trip is costing £400 plus £100 spends", that type thing.

Makes me want to vomit, but I'm happy to be put right grin

BitOfFun Fri 22-May-15 00:20:33

I think you may have just flipped me back into a state of perpetual irritation. Cheers for that.

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 00:20:33

Let's pretend that I just pointed out that "invite" is a verb, never a noun.

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 00:22:55

Oh! Another one! "Wait list". It's a bloody waiting list!

It gives me a rash at key school application times.

(Is this edging towards anti-americanism?)

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 00:24:32

And 'wait staff' on a thread a few weeks ago. hmm

Spends is awful.

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