Some more information about the altering of the conventional forms and pronunciation of the word "ache" is found in the etymology of the verb. Dr Johnson seems not to have been quite the infallible sage some think him to be.[Originally a strong vb. of same class as take, shake, but with weak inflections since 4. … Continue reading Aching addendum
Following up my previous post I'll note that Randy Johnson got his first win yesterday. Struck out 9 through 6 innings, gave up no walks, no runs and only one hit. True, he was pulled after six and only threw about 80 pitches, but he says he's still coming back from his surgery and isn't … Continue reading Big Unit Strikes Again
Turns out that this word once had a significantly different pronunciation than it does today. An interesting case where a word with separate forms for verb and noun transformed into a single form for both. I believe I tracked down the "O.P." referred to below, but I'm not certain. I think it is "O.P. now … Continue reading Enough to give you a eddage.