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Grammar pedant

Now I know that I complain constantly at the US habit of changing nouns to verbs: diary, party, journal. I’ve recently come across a new example that goes the other way: from verb to noun a ‘capture’ – – used frequently in reference to digital photography on redbubble in the form ‘great capture’ Sorry I know language is a ‘living breathing being that changes’ but this I do not like . . . . . .

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Misunderstandingissimo

My Italian is pretty good but every now and then I still get it wrong, REALLY wrong…..

Last evening I was talking to friend who has had a similar operation. He asked how I was. I said I felt OK , and was a bit more active as I’d started rehearsing with the band again. He asked if I had ‘started the radio‘. As we were talking about music, I assumed he was talking about my radio programme. No; he was talking about the radio therapy I’m due to start! When I realised this, I explained the misunderstanding:he barely reacted. I suspect he was still puzzling over why I should have been ‘off-air due to problems with the sponsorship’ . . probably wondering whether I actually got paid to do radiotherapy………