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what does it say 'Trees' are?

 



wood surrounded by open space?

post #32 of 43

Trees, Wikipedia:

 

A tree is a perennial woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance.[1]

 

I guess we now have official definitions for both.

post #33 of 43

I think the use of "glades" in skiing is a bastardization of the noun, glade, ('an open space in a forest/the trees') to a pseudo-verb, to glade, ('to make open spaces in the trees') to an adjective, gladed trees, ('trees between which open spaces have been made') and then simply shortened for the sake of colloquial language so that the adjective aspect gets folded into a simple noun -- glade ('gladed trees'). 

 

 

 

 

post #34 of 43
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I think the use of "glades" in skiing is a bastardization of the noun, glade, ('an open space in a forest/the trees') to a pseudo-verb, to glade, ('to make open spaces in the trees') to an adjective, gladed trees, ('trees between which open spaces have been made') and then simply shortened for the sake of colloquial language so that the adjective aspect gets folded into a simple noun -- glade ('gladed trees'). 

 

 

 

 



That sounds plausible.

post #35 of 43

Somebody help me! I've somehow slipped back into 11th grade English class, and I don't know how I got here!

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Somebody help me! I've somehow slipped back into 11th grade English class, and I don't know how I got here!



Did you have any dependent clauses in your contract?

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Somebody help me! I've somehow slipped back into 11th grade English class, and I don't know how I got here!



Focus on the open space and you will eventually get out.

post #38 of 43
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Focus on the open space and you will eventually get out.



apparently there's lots of it in glades ;)

post #39 of 43

I'm glade that was all straightened out.

post #40 of 43

This is what happens when you spend a month doing an intensive language course in something as silly as German. Even my teacher called me... 'pedantisch.'

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Ooooooohhh......nonono2.gif

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I'm glade that was all straightened out.



 

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This is what happens when you spend a month 


How long has it actually been for you, then?  biggrin.gif

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How long has it actually been for you, then?  biggrin.gif



Been in this silly land for almost a year-- but I'll be starting month # 2 next week... zefix! 

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