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10/26/2005

Sped and Pled and other Dred

When did they become archiac? Am I the only one sick of hearing and reading speeded in place of sped and pleaded in place of pled? Also, am I wrong or do people use but a lot, sometimes even if there's no conflict in their sentence?

4 Comments:

  • But out!

    This is the evolution of language my friend. Just be glad it isn't ebonics. Yet.

    By Blogger melusina, at 10/28/2005 01:45:00 PM  

  • As far as I can find out using the concise oxford pled and pleaded are interchangeable. However, speeded and sped can be used depending on the sense of the sentence.
    The days sped by.
    His pulse speeded up.

    I had to re-read your last sentence quite a few times before I understood what you meant. I am not sure if you are right or wrong. What counts is that we grasp what people are saying. If using slang, especially on the internet, is understood by people you are communicating with then so be it.

    By Blogger deviousdiva, at 10/28/2005 05:34:00 PM  

  • Sorry about the two deletions. Problems with my computer.

    By Blogger deviousdiva, at 10/28/2005 05:35:00 PM  

  • No problem.

    By Blogger Eff, at 10/28/2005 06:38:00 PM  

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