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Re: 7 by many club
« Reply #450 on: September 13, 2021, 03:53:32 PM »
As far as I knew, the adjective form of tautology was tautological. Tautologous is new to me!

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« Reply #451 on: September 13, 2021, 05:25:36 PM »
Quote from: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

tautologous adjective
 
    ​(of a statement, etc.) saying the same thing twice in different words, when this is unnecessary, for example ‘They spoke in turn, one after the other.’

synonym tautological



tautological adjective 


    ​(of a statement, etc.) saying the same thing twice in different words, when this is unnecessary, for example ‘They spoke in turn, one after the other.’

synonym tautologous


If the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary is considered an authority, then it looks like tautologous and tautological are interchangeable.
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Re: 7 by many club
« Reply #452 on: September 13, 2021, 05:52:47 PM »
Autologous was about my first word and tautologous much later when I couldn't use tautology.

Typing this,  android changed tautologous to tautology in both lines.

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« Reply #453 on: September 13, 2021, 06:01:40 PM »
If you type tautological into Google you get over 10m results, whereas tautologous yields a mere 184,000.  The two words might be synonymous, but not equally frequent, it would appear.

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Re: 7 by many club
« Reply #454 on: September 14, 2021, 10:45:18 AM »
I didn’t get autologous, and only got tautologous as a guess - it’s not a word I’ve heard of (as opposed to tautological).

On a side note, is tannoy peculiar to British English?

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« Reply #455 on: September 14, 2021, 11:00:39 AM »
 re tannoy
I think it's a trademark and probably should have a capital; however the same could be said for  roneo and xerox and they are both allowed.

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Re: 7 by many club
« Reply #456 on: September 15, 2021, 02:29:19 AM »
re tannoy
I think it's a trademark and probably should have a capital; however the same could be said for  roneo and xerox and they are both allowed.

I've seen tannoy spelt without a capital often. I think it has become a 'generic trademark' like xerox and even google (though, probably because I do not use the Google search engine, I use the initial capital — and initially missed it as a word in the 7-by-many).

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« Reply #457 on: September 15, 2021, 09:06:11 AM »
Well, every day’s a school day! Thank you, Mike and TRex.

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Re: 7 by many club
« Reply #458 on: September 15, 2021, 10:53:40 AM »
I think tannoy as a generic term meaning speakers may be peculiar to the UK - I know Tannoy as a manufacturer of speakers but, probably, only because I was interested in hi-fi in my youth...
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« Reply #459 on: September 15, 2021, 11:06:40 AM »
I think tannoy as a generic term meaning speakers may be peculiar to the UK - I know Tannoy as a manufacturer of speakers but, probably, only because I was interested in hi-fi in my youth...

I think it is peculiar to the UK. In the U.S., the usual term is 'public address (system)' usually shortened to 'PA'.

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Re: 7 by many club
« Reply #460 on: September 17, 2021, 06:31:08 PM »
I managed to forget that shy is not only an adjective, but also a verb and a noun. Again.

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« Reply #461 on: September 18, 2021, 09:50:42 AM »
So annoying when that happens!

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« Reply #462 on: September 19, 2021, 10:23:34 AM »
Dagnamnit, I missed slyly in the last puzzle - such a simple word! Not so cunning. At least I wasn’t alone in that! Bloomin’ y …

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« Reply #463 on: September 19, 2021, 06:20:01 PM »
THESES cost me a rosette, but miles off a maven.
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« Reply #464 on: September 19, 2021, 06:46:25 PM »
I was the 1 person who got shiest (not common) but missed shies....the one which cost me a rosette.
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