Did I say it was wrong? I dont recall that
Nah, i understood, we did too, you drive home a very good point.
I also have trouble with the changes/shortcuts with proper terminology and mispronunciation which goes beyond the mechanical world into the english lang. itself, the very language we were taught from youth how to speak, read and write (by hand not type) we now live in the computer age, the short cut age were everything is now in acronym, hyphens and symbols, it is become way to hard for the youth to be bothered with tracking down the proper terminology for communication purposes (fingers must be too sore from playing video games), the only way to be able to communicate with is to learn another new set of languages regardless way too fast compared with the past. Examples may be the over use of the word ''like'' which leave to open a place because you can no longer be direct and to the point in case you hurt somebodies precious feelings hence me arriving back at Lance's post.
Aside from that as stated above there are more then one way to call something depending on were it comes from, we Americans have a habit of calling a digging spade a shovel, well, we call everything a shovel save the trowel, originally there were categories, spade, shovel and scoop but over time improper attachments in the past became acceptant and found it's way into the dictionary due to popular demand of the applicable use of the word. Plough/plow is another very good example. very odd for many of the younger generations seeing as they were taught, not always in school, but the general populace and overused by narrow minded extremists forcing the word and what it use to apply to into something else.
Roto Spader, Rotary Spader, Rotery Tiller, Rototiller, ////Rotary mower, Rotomower, Lawn mower,..etc...
Wow, i really took off !!
Edited by trowel, January 09, 2014 - 10:14 AM.