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#14221 - 12/31/00 12:03 AM A Question Of "-age"
stales Offline
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Have noted an increase in the use of "age" (as in signage) where I would've thought a good old fashioned "s" would have sufficed for the plural form. Is this simply psuedo-academism or are there valid circumstances?

Heard a beauty this morning - "10% of the world's cranage was operating in Shanghai"!! ("craneS WERE" not good enough??)

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#14222 - 12/31/00 12:49 AM Re: A Question Of "-age"
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I agree - I think it's the business world trying to talk technical speak. Or journalists, but then do I repeat myself?

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#14223 - 12/31/00 09:28 PM Re: A Question Of "-age"
stales Offline
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Been thinking further on this one...

I think the "age" suffix does imply some sort of charge - postage, trackage and (or so my Dad tells me) wharfage.

Still struggling with signage - but understand it's an essential part of any marketing campaign - ie as in "publicity and signage are key ingredients to the campaign".

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#14224 - 01/01/01 01:15 AM Re: A Question Of "-age"
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>I think the "age" suffix does imply some sort of charge...

for an obscure one, try lastage.


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#14225 - 01/01/01 05:58 AM Re: A Question Of "-age"
shanks Offline
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for an obscure one, try lastage.

And for a gutter one, try pubage. I've heard it used in conversation - I swear - Austin Powers influenced, I think.


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#14226 - 01/01/01 07:03 AM pubage
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#14227 - 01/02/01 05:30 PM Post deleted by musick
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#14228 - 01/02/01 08:53 PM Re: A Question Of "Faldage"
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Faldage (or foldage) is, of course, the right of the lord of the manor to tell his tenants where to pasture their sheep for the purpose of controling the manurage.


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#14229 - 01/02/01 10:00 PM Re: pubage
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18 hereabouts


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#14230 - 01/02/01 10:05 PM Re: A Question Of "Faldage"
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Faldage smoozes: Faldage (or foldage) is, of course, the right of the lord of the manor to tell his tenants where to pasture their sheep for the purpose of controling the manurage.

And, no doubt, exercise droit de seigneur?

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