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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Word Nerd Strikes Again

How come there is a word "unscathed" but not "scathed"? There is "scathing," but again, no "scathe." The English language is quite confusing.

1 Comments:

At March 05, 2007 7:35 PM, Blogger ~~Silk said...

Try
http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/scathed
or
http://dict.die.net/scath/
or
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/scathe

It's also in the hardcopy Webster's in my diningroom. You just don't hear it very often....

 

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