[Spellyans] off-topic - Drok yu genef!

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Fri Jul 25 23:17:16 IST 2008


Have a good weekend, Craig.
I'll be in South Devon for a week or so.
It is unlikely but if I get as far west as St Buryan (it's almost off the 
edge) I'll come and find you!


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim



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From: "Craig Weatherhill" <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 7:13 PM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] off-topic - Drok yu genef!

> I'm mostly away from the computer over the weekend as well - it's the
> annual St Buryan Rally, which lasts over both days and I'll be swaying
> around on the back of a careering pony and trap resplendent in suit and
> bowler hat (thank God I only do this once a year, but I can' possibly
> say no to Huw and Diana Davies, who have been kind enough to let me ride
> their wonderful horses - the alcoholic Irishman Paddy and the giant
> 18-hand Shogun in particular - since I had to retire the old girl!).
>
> It's good fun and it's a great show.  Wonderful modelmakers' exhibition,
> in particular, last year.  I hope that's back this year, too.
>
> See you all on Monday.
>
> Craig
>
>
> A. J. Trim wrote:
>> Is that what we have now?
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Andrew J. Trim
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Eddie Climo <mailto:eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk>
>> *Sent:* Friday, July 25, 2008 3:38 PM
>> *To:* Standard Cornish discussion list <mailto:spellyans at kernowek.net>
>> *Subject:* Re: [Spellyans] off-topic - Drok yu genef!
>>
>> On 25 Jul 2008, at 14:56, A. J. Trim wrote:
>>>
>>> . . .. Actually, there is a smidgen of confusion in English. The term
>>> “inflammable” has had to be re-spelt “flammable” for safety reasons!
>>>
>> To be precise, it was for *alleged* safety reasons. 'Inflammable' was
>> on reagents bottles in Chemistry labs when I was at school, and I
>> don't recall ever hearing of even the dimmest students barbecuing
>> themselves by mis-parsing the word. The opposite then was
>> 'non-inflammable', which is pretty unambiguous as well.
>>
>> But what have we moved to now, I wonder? Logically, if we believe the
>> horror stories of those who advocated the change, it should have become:
>>> flammable/inflammable.
>>
>> But according to my recent OED, it's actually:
>>> flammable/non-flammable.
>>
>> Furthermore, the medical profession didn't feel the need to start
>> talking about "flammation of a wound", did they? And have you ever
>> heard reference to a 'flammatory remark'? Hah!
>>
>> No, it was just the fledgling Health & Safety Industry trying to find
>> solutions to non-existent problems, to give themselves something to do.
>>
>> 'in lel'? 'yn lel'? 'idn lel'?
>>
>> :D
>>
>> Eddie Foirbeis Climo
>> - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -- -
>> Dres ethom akennow byner re bons lyeshes
>> /Accenti non multiplicanda praeter necessitatem/
>>
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