TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by Deloria, July 16, 2010, 12:36:16 PM
Quote from: Deloria on February 22, 2012, 10:28:38 PMIt's more noticeable in English, which is why I generally don't post any voice clips online.
Quote from: Deloria on March 15, 2012, 09:20:30 AM... I proved that it is never too early for cocktails.
Quote from: DawsonJ on March 17, 2012, 12:31:20 AMAnd, for fun:Leech vs Leach(Not exactly antonyms, but nearly in the end results.)
Quote 3. fig. To drain (someone or something) of energy, money, etc.; to drain (something) away or from something.There appears to be some confusion with leach v.2 4.a1961 in Webster's 3rd New Internat. Dict. Eng. Lang. (at cited word), Bankers who had always leeched them white.[1964 Listener 13 Aug. 225/2 It [sc. a modern office block] has neither virtues nor vices; it just sits there like a graceless woman, leeching away a bit more of the city's vitality.]1974 Times Lit. Suppl. 1 Mar. 211/4 The invading Englishman‥leeching the land with his reservoirs and his crass afforestations.1981 R. Davies Rebel Angels iii. 98 'What's he been up to?' 'Leeching and bumming and sornering.'1988 Times 17 Feb. 12/1, I see no reason why the London cabbie should not‥leech his heritage‥for mutual gain.1990 Times 5 Apr. 1/3 The brain-drain‥leeched 45,000 people from the territory.
Quote from: darthkiwi on March 17, 2012, 11:37:07 AMLeeches do not "leach", they "leech". From the OED:...So I guess the verb "to leech" is derived from the noun."Leach" as a verb seems to only apply to the percolation of a liquid. "Percolation" means passing a liquid through a porous material. So that has nothing at all to do with leeches.
Quote...passing a liquid through a porous material. So that has nothing at all to do with leeches.
Quote from: Deloria on March 18, 2012, 10:37:06 AMVerbs are either transitive, intransitive or reflexive. I don't know what you mean by distinguishing between "verb form" and "transitive form".