domingo, 26 de julio de 2015
WordReference and its forums
Phrases -idioms- in languages are like fossils, static in time. Thus in English we say All day long but All year round... (todo el día, todo el año) and do not ask why, and do not even point out the inconsistencies, grammatical or logical, in them. People often get all confused and say and write all year long, for example, because they forget or ignore or do not give a hoot. Whatever.
But I checked. And my research led me to WordReference and its forums... Take the time to check either English expression (or any other) and you will find out how daring people are with matters linguistic. People who show a complete lack of mastery of English give answers to others who are in the same linguistic boat. I guess that in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king (en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es rey.)
WordReference and Wickipedia are fine projects but lack seriousness and scholarship. Do not trust either.
Be careful with the answers given in WordReference and Wikipedia.