[LMB] Learned as title/style
A. Marina Fournier
saffronrose at me.com
Wed May 12 00:41:51 BST 2021
On May 11, 2021, at 4:17 PM, David Bowen <dmb0317 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 3:54 PM A. Marina Fournier asked:
>> One syllable or two?
> My dictionary says the verb is one syllable, the adjective two. The title would seem to be derived from the adjective, so two syllables for me. That was my feeling as well.
One day, I was donating, or trying to give, blood at the local Stanford (University Hospital) blood center, and one of the phlebotomists had a winged cap. When he looked in my direction, I said, “Hail, and Wingèd Mercury, swift messenger of the Gods!”
He said, “Finally, someone gets it!”.
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