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to put up with

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:50 am

Good Doctor: Do you use phrases as Goodwords? I would like to suggest: "to put up with".

I teach ESL. In class, I mentioned that my wife had to put up with me. My students asked me to define "toputupwith", which they took to be one word. I was almost at a loss. I asked if they knew the word tolerate. To my relief, they all did. My reputation remained unsullied.

Is this story truth or fiction? An underling gave Winston Churchill a reprimand for using a preposition to end a sentence with. Sir Winston replied, “This is the sort of insubordination up with which I shall not put.”
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Re: to put up with

Postby Slava » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:18 am

Philip Hudson wrote:Is this story truth or fiction? An underling gave Winston Churchill a reprimand for using a preposition to end a sentence with. Sir Winston replied, “This is the sort of insubordination up with which I shall not put.”
I've always seen this one as "pedantry" not "insubordination."

As to phrases, a nice site is www.phrases.org.uk , though the one you're looking for isn't there as yet.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:30 am

I heard it as "nonsense." This is nonsense, up with which I will not put.
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Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:49 pm

Slava,
I think it might have been pedantry. I have been called pedantic by more than one person.
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TO PUT UP WITH

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:15 am

Phil,

This is a phrase, not a word. Tolerate is a synonymous word. Do you want to suggest that?
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Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:26 pm

The Good Dr. Goodword:

Yes, I would like to see '"tolerate" as a Goodword. It has such a rich definition that only you can do it justice.

I didn't think you did phrases, but I had to ask.

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Postby Slava » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:49 pm

For phrases, you'll want to look here: http://www.phrases.org.uk/index.html
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Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm

Slava: Thanks for the reference.
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