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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Jenuall » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:09 pm

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Sandy wrote:It can be either. If something is already heading for something then you can say that it's headed for something. The action of heading to something is the past participle as it's already started, therefore it's headed. This is the same reason it can be 'heading' as the action may have already started but it's still ongoing.

Also, language is fluid and things change. Otherwise we'd all still be speaking Brittonic.

But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

I think in this context (e.g. "thing X is headed to Y") then it is using the term in a navigational sense - i.e. in the way that ships describe the compass direction they are pointed toward as their heading. So saying the ship is headed toward North means that the ships has been pointed in that direction, "heading" would then be used to describe the act of actually moving in that direction.

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by Mafro » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:09 pm

The way Americans say mirror :dread:

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by Jenuall » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:11 pm

:dread:

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:12 pm

I headed to tescos to shop some legos

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:16 pm

Mafro wrote:The way Americans say mirror :dread:


It made the start of quantum leap so confusing!

facing mere images that were not his own

I always thought thst meant loads of what he was seeing was imagined.

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:17 pm

Cregg Beckett never did return home :(

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:18 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Cregg Beckett never did return home :(


It's pronounced bouquet :roll:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by rinks » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:44 pm

Fade wrote:You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

You don’t say “drived” at all.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Skarjo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:58 pm

rinks wrote:
Fade wrote:You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

You don’t say “drived” at all.


That sounds ridiculous but I'm struggling to use it in a sentence.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Moggy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:00 pm

Skarjo wrote:
rinks wrote:
Fade wrote:You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

You don’t say “drived” at all.


That sounds ridiculous but I'm struggling to use it in a sentence.


Neil Armstrong drived to the moon.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Jenuall » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:08 pm

Moggy wrote:
Skarjo wrote:
rinks wrote:
Fade wrote:You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

You don’t say “drived” at all.


That sounds ridiculous but I'm struggling to use it in a sentence.


Neil Armstrong drived to the moon.

FFS Moggy, it's drovened :roll:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Sandy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:51 pm

Fade wrote:But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

If people just used it in casual conversation I wouldn't be too bothered, it's the fact it gets used in journalism all the time


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'Having a heading or course' is present tense, so saying 'is headed' is fine according to this definition.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:00 pm

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Jenuall wrote:
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Vermilion wrote:I still find it unacceptable that Americans refer to biscuits as 'crackers'


Do they?

Yeah they have Graham crackers but other than that I don't think they use the term as Vermi is suggesting.

Calling everything a cookie is bullshit though


WHAT!?

I've been calling them Gram Crackers.


Americans can't say Graham properly, or Craig, Colin and various other names for that matter.


Maybe they just can't pronounce sensible names. It would figure.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Jenuall » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:02 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:I still find it unacceptable that Americans refer to biscuits as 'crackers'


Do they?

Yeah they have Graham crackers but other than that I don't think they use the term as Vermi is suggesting.

Calling everything a cookie is bullshit though


WHAT!?

I've been calling them Gram Crackers.


Americans can't say Graham properly, or Craig, Colin and various other names for that matter.


Maybe they just can't pronounce sensible names. It would figure.

Go figure!

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by Cuttooth » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:03 pm

You do the math!

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by Jenuall » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:04 pm

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Fade » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:19 pm

Sandy wrote:
Fade wrote:But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

If people just used it in casual conversation I wouldn't be too bothered, it's the fact it gets used in journalism all the time


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'Having a heading or course' is present tense, so saying 'is headed' is fine according to this definition.

That's a definition from an American website though :dread:

Does that page not lost it as the past tense of heading at all?

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Moggy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:21 pm

Fade wrote:
Sandy wrote:
Fade wrote:But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

If people just used it in casual conversation I wouldn't be too bothered, it's the fact it gets used in journalism all the time


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'Having a heading or course' is present tense, so saying 'is headed' is fine according to this definition.

That's a definition from an American website though :dread:

Does that page not lost it as the past tense of heading at all?


Is Cambridge good enough?

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... ish/headed

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Fade » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:24 pm

Moggy wrote:
Fade wrote:
Sandy wrote:
Fade wrote:But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

If people just used it in casual conversation I wouldn't be too bothered, it's the fact it gets used in journalism all the time


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'Having a heading or course' is present tense, so saying 'is headed' is fine according to this definition.

That's a definition from an American website though :dread:

Does that page not lost it as the past tense of heading at all?


Is Cambridge good enough?

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... ish/headed

I officially strawberry floating hate English :fp:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Yubel » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:36 pm

My personal pet peeve these days is "tho". strawberry floating stop.

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