Snowslogger wrote:Probably should be spelled that way, but I've always seen it as he spelled it.
Day Hiker wrote:But even if 80% of the academic geniuses of the climbing community get it wrong, it doesn't change which way is correct.
Day Hiker wrote:Spelled "mantel," as in it's named after the object onto which one would perform that movement:
Dow Williams wrote:True, but if you are trying to impress yourself by correcting or improving grammar skills of those of us in the climbing industry, particularly mine, based on my quite average education and lack of interest in improving my English language skills at 47.....that sure is not setting a very high goal for yourself. Maybe challenge yourself a bit more and hang out at your local Starbucks. That would be a huge leap forward.
Dow Williams wrote:lack of interest in improving my English language skills at 47
drpw wrote:Day Hiker wrote:It's not a democracy.
Actually, language is a democracy.
Day Hiker wrote: Who knows; some small bits of that new knowledge may even come from 43-year-old non-p.c. pricks on the Internet.
Day Hiker wrote:So if 55% of the Internet uses "ur" or "your" for the contraction of "you are," you will concede THAT is now the correct way and "you're" is incorrect?
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