marklightfoot

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Re: Past tense of “text”  •  October 9, 2009, 12:11pm  •  1 vote

Hello Douglas. As I said, those were my last words, (so I'm making a liar of myself). Thanks for the debate, it's been fun. I'm going to say farewell now, to you and all those who continue to sail in

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  October 8, 2009, 12:29pm  •  3 votes

Final Words No Douglas, you haven't been unclear and I sense that I am being patronised when you suggest that you might have been. The fact is that I just don’t agree with you, that’s all. I know y

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  October 6, 2009, 5:00am  •  2 votes

Once again Douglas you confound me. You agree that there is no precedent for a silent 'ed' at the end of texted. You must therefore agree that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of precedents for f

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  October 5, 2009, 10:51am  •  7 votes

OK, OK Douglas, enough with the past tense same as present tense examples already. You've made your point, and made it with aplomb. Clearly we can see that English is an anomalous language. The main t

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  October 4, 2009, 10:05am  •  4 votes

You've lost me now Douglas. If fax was spelled faxt you'd have a point. It isn't though, so you don't. Also, you can't say 'this is the spelling, but we're going to make up our own pronunciation.' Whe

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  October 1, 2009, 9:28am  •  9 votes

Mike, clearly you are a halfwit: Taste - Tasted Last - Lasted Best - Bested Test - Tested Bust - Busted OK so the last one is a joke, but these words have never caused a stir for having 'ed'

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  June 4, 2009, 3:16am  •  13 votes

I'm going to stick my neck out here & say it should be texted. It's not hard to say, in spite of previous comments, and I'm more likely to cringe when I hear people say "I text him." Anyway, if there