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Old 20th June 2011, 13:58   #1501
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One word that confuses me often is 'practise' and 'practice'. Still get confused when using those.

Ex: "I practise the XYZ practice".

Is this correct, or should it be the other way around?
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One word that confuses me often is 'practise' and 'practice'. Still get confused when using those.

Ex: "I practise the XYZ practice".

Is this correct, or should it be the other way around?
This is correct. "practise" is the verb, and "practice" is the noun
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I have trouble with words like that too!

But please don't confuse affect and effect.
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But please don't confuse affect and effect.
Your words are affecting the effect of effective posting in english.
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Perhaps I just affect to
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Came across this ad on TBhp today where the word bending is wrongly spelled and thought of starting a new thread but thought I would highlight it here. (I searched but no such thread exist)
Mods please move it if it doesn't belong here.
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We all know Tamil language has contributed a lot to English language with words like catamaran [kattumaram], pandal [pandhal], mulligatawny [milagu-thannir], etc.

From the past a decade or so, I noticed usage of English words in colloquial Tamil, with totally different meaning. Tamil Nadu residents would be knowing these usages. Here are some examples:

* Avan romba assault-aa irukkan [He is very careless]

* Avan avalai correct-panna pakkiraan [He is trying to lure her]

In the first case, perhaps, the Tamil word asattai [meaning carelessness] is mispronounced like 'assault'. But, I really don't know the origin for the second one, which is used in matters relating to romance only. Nowadays, people are using these words [especially in media like films, TV] as if they are Tamil words!
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where the word bending is wrongly spelled
Hey, thats a Google banner ad(not tbhp's), and in some formats they allow only a certain number of characters. The intend is to catch the eye and get a click through. So, you might find some 'shortening' of words.
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One word that confuses me often is 'practise' and 'practice'. Still get confused when using those.

Ex: "I practise the XYZ practice".

Is this correct, or should it be the other way around?

Yes that is correct. I adivise you to take the advice given in response to your posts .

I can't help recollecting that when I started my carreer, I had a stenographer who would insist that practise as a verb was pronounced differently from practice as a noun. He would insist that practise (verb) should be pronounced so as to rhyme with advice.

I found this very amusing. I presume the Brits used to use that only while dictating to a steno in order to avoid spelling mistakes. Whaddya say?
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Never in my experience.

Also, we don't have "stenographers," we have "shorthand typists" ...or, at least, we did, in the days of typewriters!

I'm ok on advice and advise, I can manage practice and practise, but the ward sentence confuses me every time, because I expect it to follow a similar pattern, and it doesn't. That's English!

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Also, we don't have "stenographers," we have "shorthand typists"
Why not?

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And why not indeed. I don't mind shorthand typists!

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From the past a decade or so, I noticed usage of English words in colloquial Tamil, with totally different meaning. Tamil Nadu residents would be knowing these usages. Here are some examples:

* Avan romba assault-aa irukkan [He is very careless]

* Avan avalai correct-panna pakkiraan [He is trying to lure her]
I notice something similar in colloquial Marathi, especially that used by collegians. A lot of my classmates used to use "havoc" as someone who was exceptionally brilliant (either in earnest or sarcastically)- the usage was "Toh tar havoc-ach aahe" (He is a real havoc!). No idea of the origin

Also, "chapter" meaning a person who is weird or quite a character.
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especially that used by collegians.
In Tamil Nadu lingo of collegians, a figure is usually a girl pursued by a boy. When I studied in College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras [1971-76], a fresher was referred to as a dope, girl = dame and the principal, prince/princy!
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Youngsters all over the world, and of all generations, have created their own lingo. I'd say that's cool, or even far out! except I can't stand this SMS stuff of the present day (LOL)
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