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Author Topic: AS monastery remains in Bath  (Read 567 times)


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AS monastery remains in Bath
« on: January 30, 2020, 03:42:28 PM »

Lost monastery discovered, but wish they didn't use the word 'coronated'!


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Re: AS monastery remains in Bath
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 10:03:43 PM »
I see what you mean, Blackdragon - “coronated” completely distracted me from the message in the piece!!


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Re: AS monastery remains in Bath
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 10:25:30 AM »
It was really distracting, wasn't it!

In fact sufficiently so that I googled it.

Merriam Webster provides a definition and example for it so I assume it is an acceptable alternative in American English. In fact M-W suggests it dates back to use in the 17th century - so another example of American English retaining words that have changed in British English. I find this aspect of the difference between the British and American versions of Modern English really fascinating actually (in full nerd mode, of course).

Just don't start me on "adminstrate"!