Talk:Pseudodoxia Epidemica An Alphabetical Table

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search

This is not an edit -- it is a recommendation for a correction the editorial staff can enter.

For heaven's sake -- the word is "tenet", not "tenent". I'm not even inclined to take the rest of the article as seriously, if it's laid down by a contributor who does not know that. It is the mark of someone who learns the language by hearing media, but who reads very little and who does not know what words look like.

In the future, you can sign your comment with ~~~~, and please refer to this. Londonjackbooks (talk) 18:05, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

No, YOU are the one who is wrong[edit]

Classic American myopic view, actually, you are being an ignorant snob in your statement, as this is how the word is printed in the 1658 edition !

Take a look at the Google facsimile edition or even the University of Chicago link here to learn something. You've hastily jumped to make a sweeping judgement to 'prove' your intellectual superiority and have been hoisted by your own petard. Personally I think anyone who quotes Simon and Garfunkel lyrics may not have a very profound or familiarity with literature outside of his own nation. If you possess a reputable dictionary such as the OED you will read - Tenet - a principle or belief - 'ORIGIN C16' (superseding earlier tenent) from Latin lit. 'no holds'. Contrary to your erroneous beliefs some of us do understand the English language which you've inherited. Probably best for you to delete your rabid statement and advertisement of your ignorance of how the English language has developed Jack. Norwikian (talk) 17:16, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

For context with regard to the above misunderstanding, please refer to my Talk Page. Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 19:53, 9 January 2013 (UTC)