topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • November 12, 2018, 11:30 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 13 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: new home page  (Read 1052 times)

Tiesenhausen

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
new home page
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:37 PM »
I haven't been around for a while--the link probably got lost in the switch from one computer to a newer one.

The new home page is very attractive. Kudos to the designer of the Frankencody sketch.

But a couple of corrections: "monthly" not "monthy."

And, people, "most well-known" in the blurb on Screenshot Captor? I won't quarrel with the opinion, but that's an all-too-common mistake these days. We native speakers say "best-known."

Tiesenhausen

tomos

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 11,346
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: new home page
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 02:43 PM »
We native speakers say "best-known."
hmm, my experience as a native speaker is different:
I mean, "best-known" may be the more correct choice (in this case, I don't actually know) -- but "most well-known" is very often used.

Could it depend on where you're from? There are a lot of varieties of English these days.

Interesting discussion about it here:
https://forum.wordre...-well-known.1661769/
Tom

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 38,943
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: new home page
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 03:04 PM »
Thanks Tiesenhausen! And welcome back.
Fixed the "monthy" typo.  Awaiting debate on best known vs most well-known.. :)

Frankencody sketch is an old one by the great Nudone, creator of Cody our mascot.

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 9,809
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: new home page
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 09:30 PM »
I think both are correct, and one is just as grammatically correct as the other.  As far as native English speakers, I am one, and use most well-known.

Tiesenhausen

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: new home page
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 11:53 AM »
You folks may be genius programmers, but apparently no sense of literary style. What would Shakespeare have said? "Best-known," you may be sure. Ask your local English teacher.

tomos

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 11,346
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: new home page
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 12:09 PM »
^ Okay, that's a different argument. I'm no coder, but also lay no claim to any literary style.
Tom

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 9,809
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: new home page
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 02:21 PM »
You folks may be genius programmers, but apparently no sense of literary style. What would Shakespeare have said? "Best-known," you may be sure. Ask your local English teacher.

I'm going to assume that was tongue-in-cheek rather than an ad-hominem statement.  Do you have any references to back up your position?  Because all of the grammar tools that I use in writing don't flag either of them as incorrect.

Tiesenhausen

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: new home page
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 01:09 PM »
I can only say they should, and leave it at that. No, of course, it's a common usage, especially in the last few decades. I'll continue to avoid it.