[LMB] OT: Aging Discussiong, was another hyphenation dilemma

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Mon Sep 28 17:19:23 BST 2015


On 28 Sep 2015, at 04:49, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:
> Hmm, generally colors have that characteristic, in English:  there's "bluing" and "her face reddened" and "that yellowing shirt of his" ... "to pink" actually is a verb, in sewing, as in using "pinking shears" which have sawteeth blades to them!

Greening, as well. I believe that in fencing, one has pinked one’s opponent upon scoring a touch or a hit, whether there is a duel on or not.


A. Marina Fournier
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