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Paul Adler from Camp I, Pumori - cloud halos around Everest...

last year, Paul attempted to summit with his wife, Fiona. Fiona made the summit, but Paul had problems with his oxygen and had to turn back only 100 meters from the summit. this year, it is his turn!



Apr. 21st, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: summit :P
ok Oxford doesn't have the verb...and we all know who has the correct english ;)

how about
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ok Oxford doesn't have the verb...and we all know who has the correct english ;)

how about <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Peak+out""peak out"?</a>

so, i am scanning bbc to see what they use.... a bit wordy: reach the peak, climb the peak, scale the peak, reach the summit, bid (one can assume it is for the summit), made the awscent to the summit, attempt at the summit (i like summit bid better), and ascent (up doesn't mean summit).

you knew that would drive me crazy didn't you? let's just call it a mountaineering term ;)
Apr. 21st, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
Re: summit :P
You have a good grasp of the issue!!! I might expect to find that usage in a relatively modern dictionary that gives the nod to American usage, where any noun can be pressed into service as a verb willy-nilly. Humpty-Dumpty might have been correct over a hundred years ago, but I still prefer the more creative solutions you found in OED!!

You know what drives me more nuts than anything? "Liveable" - as in "Prague is a very liveable city". To stick "-able" on the end of a verb you have to be using it in a transitive sense. A life is "liveable", a city is "inhabitable" (or at the very least "liveable in").
Apr. 21st, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: summit :P
i hate peoples, monies and HAIRisment....
i found it on dictionary.com - summit as a verb :P
but oxford said no......
and yeah, we can take any noun and make it a verb ;)
Apr. 21st, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re: summit :P
Knowing that I am taking my (cyber)-life in my hands, I would venture the opinion that there are plenty of contexts where "peoples" and "monies" are legitimate usages. "Harass" and "harassment" with the accent on the first syllable are the traditional pronunciations. There are plenty of Brits who still won' accept the accent on the second syllable, but the battle is already over in the USA, meno male.......


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