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Postby sardith » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:44 pm

Dear Dr. Goodword,

I'd like to know a little about this word's history and any other tidbits you can find, but I have a question as well.

Would the alterations that users contribute to Wikipedia 'pages' be considered grangerism?

Just wondering how technology changes things,
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Postby Slava » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:00 pm

Fascinating word, sardith. One of the neat-o cool beans bits about it is that is its own antonym, in a way. It means both to add pictures from other sources to a book and to cut them out from a book to put someplace else.

Home, home on the grange. Let's browse for more pictures we can cull and transplant.

As an HP fan, I wonder if Hermione Granger's name is related in any way, too.

That's Harry Potter, not Hewlett-Packard, by the way.

Added aside, would the Brits write "a HP fan?"
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Postby Audiendus » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:44 pm

Slava wrote:Added aside, would the Brits write "a HP fan?"

Generally not. But some use the non-standard pronunciation haitch, so I suppose they would write "a" rather than "an".

In the UK, the abbreviation "HP" is most likely to refer to HP sauce.
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Re: HP

Postby Slava » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:49 pm

Audiendus wrote:In the UK, the abbreviation "HP" is most likely to refer to HP sauce.
Quite coincidentally, I learned this one just two days ago. A Canadian friend was visiting and we happened upon the international aisle of a local grocery store. There stood the good old Houses of Parliament Sauce.

Odd things we learn at odd times, what?
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