Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#301  Postby Svartalf » Jan 27, 2020 10:45 am

dunno, I do use 'anywhen' on occasion, and have been caught saying 'nowhen' instead of 'never'.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#302  Postby Hermit » Jan 27, 2020 10:57 am

aban57 wrote:Stupid question of the week : why do we say "anywhere" but not "anywhen" ?

Some of us do. E.g.
William Faulkner: "will vote anywhen and anywhere". An anthology of stories by science fiction writer James Blish titled Anywhen was published by Doubleday in 1970. In 2016 Philippe Parreno undertook the Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern. It was entitled Anywhen.

So, yeah, not in common usage, but Google does return 160,000 results for "anywhen".
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#303  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 27, 2020 11:02 am

aban57 wrote:Stupid question of the week : why do we say "anywhere" but not "anywhen" ?


Whenever.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#304  Postby aban57 » Jan 27, 2020 11:04 am

Thanks !
And it looks like it works also for everwhere and everywhen. Interesting, I never came into those 2 words before (anywhen and everywhen, I mean).
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#305  Postby aban57 » Jan 27, 2020 11:05 am

Spearthrower wrote:
aban57 wrote:Stupid question of the week : why do we say "anywhere" but not "anywhen" ?


Whenever.


Whatever...

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#306  Postby scott1328 » Jan 27, 2020 2:16 pm

aban57 wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
aban57 wrote:Stupid question of the week : why do we say "anywhere" but not "anywhen" ?


Whenever.


Whatever...

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However, we also use sometime and anytime
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#307  Postby Bubalus » Jan 27, 2020 4:36 pm

Anyhoo
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#308  Postby Fallible » Jan 27, 2020 6:27 pm

aban57 wrote:Stupid question of the week : why do we say "anywhere" but not "anywhen" ?


‘Somewhen’ is used colloquially.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#309  Postby The_Piper » Jan 27, 2020 7:32 pm

A British person wrote "mownourished". :lol: :heart: This is because l's and w's sound so similar in British accents.


I've never said anywhen, and I ne'er will.

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#310  Postby romansh » Jan 27, 2020 7:35 pm

Fallible wrote:
aban57 wrote:Stupid question of the week : why do we say "anywhere" but not "anywhen" ?


‘Somewhen’ is used colloquially.

Really? Where?
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#311  Postby Fallible » Jan 27, 2020 8:02 pm

A long time before you left the country :lol: -

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/somewhen

I use it in a slang, light hearted way with people I know well, eg ‘ok, see ya somewhen’.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#312  Postby The_Piper » Feb 21, 2020 3:13 pm

"Very assome pictures" :tehe:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#313  Postby The_Piper » Mar 20, 2020 5:11 pm

"Looking for carpturey work and roofing work and we make shore it's done right"
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#314  Postby The_Piper » Jun 23, 2020 1:25 pm

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#315  Postby Fallible » Jun 23, 2020 3:37 pm

I really want an air condisher, just to see what one is.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#316  Postby BlackBart » Jun 23, 2020 4:51 pm

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#317  Postby Fallible » Jun 23, 2020 6:12 pm

Wow ok thank you
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#318  Postby The_Piper » Jun 23, 2020 7:30 pm

Facebook selling groups are a treasure trove of YGS examples. It's simultaneously funny and depressing. This is what some of the other adults know about English. Squat. Oh wait, skwot. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#319  Postby Fallible » Jun 23, 2020 10:03 pm

By the way, did you know he still makes YGS videos from time to time?
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#320  Postby The_Piper » Jun 23, 2020 10:42 pm

Fallible wrote:By the way, did you know he still makes YGS videos from time to time?

No, I thought he retired that. :awesome: That's one of those bits that never gets old for me.
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