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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MmmPancakes, Oct 29, 2005.
Is it "well-lit" or "Well-lighted"?
Like "be sure to walk down a well-lighted alley"....
i personally would say "well-lit" but anything out of formal writing is a non-point really, its all opinions and personal preference.
"After that 12-pack of Sam Adams, I was pretty well lit."
There's my vote.
I'm actually drinking a Sam Adams right now, and my girlfriend just said well-lighted. It makes my ears hurt. But at the same time, the term passed the Google litmus test. This is a major paradigm shift for me.
On top of it all, I have a BA in English and an MA in Technical Communication. I'm supposed to know this. Stupid worthless advanced degree.
i vote well-lit
You wouldn't say the candle is lighted, you would say the candle is lit.
Thats my vote.
i have a B.A. in English as well. i honestly think that the correct useage would be 'wel-lit'
Lighted isn't in the dictionary afterall so how can something be well-lighted?
The dashboard dictionary in Tiger says lighted and lit are interchangeable. But I say lighted is stupid.
Ahhhh soothing words. TIme for another beer.
here here! me too!
I'll raise a beer in your honor. I'm from downstate Illinois (C-U!) originally, but live in Texas now. Chicago holds a special place in my heart.
and i will raise one for you as well! i will have to visit Texas one day, for many many reasons.....
but now.... drinking, music, writing, and posting on MR!
So it is wel-lit, with only one "l" in "well"? Or didn't that B.A. do its job
lol. It was a B.A. form a Texas state university, after all!
Sounds like a plan. When you arrive, lets raise one together and talk about some Apple goodness with the iPod/Airplay on the speakers.
Hmm, 'well-lit' sounds better but wouldn't that technically be a past participle form of 'to light?'
My eyes just glazed over, and a set of elipses just formed over my head.
be happy to hang out, but Katie might steal me away before i see any of Texas first
Good old English. Personal preference of course (I prefer lit, it's more elegant and poetic), but if we believe dictionary.com then:
"Usage Note: Lighted and lit are equally acceptable as past tense and past participle of light. Both forms are also well established as adjectives: a lighted (or lit) candle."
yes, and she is one of the reasons i have to go to Texas someday.
Indeed. Technically, my B.A. was in English Lit, so you're in good company. Greetings to my well-versed friend across the pond!
Katie Ta Achoo, she lives in Houston and has a major crush on PlaceofDis.
Don't forget Sandra Bullock lives just outside of Austin.
Mmmmmm Sandra. Gawwrrrrllll ~~~
where did you go for your B.A.?
i was at Northern IL for mine, just curious, mine too was more in Literary study than anything else