@Bones said in Hurricanes 2019 Discussion:
@booboo said in Hurricanes 2019 Discussion:
Was discussing misuse of words with Ms boo jr yesterday. "Guttered" came up. She was incredulous.
(P.S. don't start me on "verse" and "versing".)
Must be an Aussie thing, I've never heard versing before.
Nup. Last heard used by one of the young newsreader types on Radio Sport NZ heard through the Week on Demand website thingame advertising a CWC game.
Some country will verse other country.
"Verse": the improper derivation of the preposition "versus" meaning against (used especially to indicate an action brought by one party against another in a court of law, or to denote competing teams or players in a sports contest). (Definition of "versus" from dictionary.com.)
Had a giggle at the girls in Ms boo jr's netball team (13 -15yos) when they asked who they were "versing". "Isn't that a word?" they asked.
The thing that shits me (we should reinstate that thread, huh? A classic of historical Fernage, or have a grumpy old man thread) is that it will become a word, and become accepted (much like "your" will replace "you're").