Re: "mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?

Subject: Re: "mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:31:33 -0500

Very interesting.

Do you think it might happen in other fields too :-)


On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 9:03 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:18:56 -0400, Kathleen MacDowell <
> kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I suspect that some of these situations result from new writers, or from
>> people who are caught up in their own head when they're writing. It just
>> takes new eyes to see there's something missing.
>>
>
> I saw this once, and I suspect it is being perpetrated by an academic in
> Asia who is an Authority in English. Authorities who are not native
> speakers of English can create rules and words where none exist. Some of
> the words are charming, and a few even find their way back into English.
> Seared into my brain is the introduction to a book on English for Italians,
> written long ago in unusual English by an Italian professor of English:
> "English language have all kinds rules pronounce. Italian language have no
> rules pronounce. She is pronounce as she is wrote." Remember, this person
> was the Authority.
>
> So those who use "mock-up" instead of "mock" are judged incorrect by the
> Authority, while the passing students go forth and create mocks.
>
> We speakers of English are no better when dealing with words from foreign
> tongues. We have hari-kari, the chaise lounge, smorgasboard, and "Ich bin
> ein Berliner."
>
>
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References:
"mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?: From: Monique Semp
Re: "mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?: From: Kathleen MacDowell
Re: "mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?: From: Peter Neilson

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