Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 11th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
    • 8,410Posts
    • 28,290Thanks
    fairy lights
    Which is heatherer?
    • #1
    • 11th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
    Which is heatherer? 11th Jul 17 at 9:16 PM
    Heathcliff roaming across the moors or a fairground gypsy?
Page 1
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jul 17, 9:44 PM
    • 32,266 Posts
    • 118,828 Thanks
    Pyxis
    • #2
    • 11th Jul 17, 9:44 PM
    • #2
    • 11th Jul 17, 9:44 PM
    Heathcliff roaming across the moors or a fairground gypsy?
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Well, moors are like heaths, so a moor-wandering Heathcliff would be heatherer than if he were in a fairground.



    Unless the fairground were on a heath.


    Nope. Heathcliff on a heath is definitely heatherer.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 11th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
    • 8,020 Posts
    • 8,211 Thanks
    pogofish
    • #3
    • 11th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
    • #3
    • 11th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
    Neither:







    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 11th Jul 17, 10:20 PM
    • 1,228 Posts
    • 3,765 Thanks
    cbrown372
    • #4
    • 11th Jul 17, 10:20 PM
    • #4
    • 11th Jul 17, 10:20 PM
    White.....
    Its not that we have more patience as we grow older, its just that we're too tired to care about all the pointless drama
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
    • 2,780 Posts
    • 10,820 Thanks
    Wizard of Id
    • #5
    • 12th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
    • #5
    • 12th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
    Heathcliff roaming across the moors or a fairground gypsy?
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Depends on whether the gypsy's name is Heather or not.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 77.6
    Total so far - 142.6
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
    • 32,266 Posts
    • 118,828 Thanks
    Pyxis
    • #6
    • 12th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
    • #6
    • 12th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
    Depends on whether the gypsy's name is Heather or not.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    ............. or Erica.




    .............or Eric?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 11:57 AM
    • 8,410 Posts
    • 28,290 Thanks
    fairy lights
    • #7
    • 12th Jul 17, 11:57 AM
    • #7
    • 12th Jul 17, 11:57 AM
    Depends on whether the gypsy's name is Heather or not.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I've checked and yes, her name is Heather. 'Mystic Hev' to her friends.
    • Hedgehog99
    • By Hedgehog99 12th Jul 17, 12:00 PM
    • 1,394 Posts
    • 2,886 Thanks
    Hedgehog99
    • #8
    • 12th Jul 17, 12:00 PM
    • #8
    • 12th Jul 17, 12:00 PM
    Heathcliff, because for all we know the gypsy grew the heather in a patio pot and it has never been North of Watford.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
    • 32,266 Posts
    • 118,828 Thanks
    Pyxis
    • #9
    • 12th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
    • #9
    • 12th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
    So, are you pronouncing 'heatherer' as 'heetherer' or as 'hetherer'?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 12:42 PM
    • 8,410 Posts
    • 28,290 Thanks
    fairy lights
    So, are you pronouncing 'heatherer' as 'heetherer' or as 'hetherer'?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I suppose that depends how thick a Yorkshire accent one has
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 12:46 PM
    • 32,266 Posts
    • 118,828 Thanks
    Pyxis
    I suppose that depends how thick a Yorkshire accent one has
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Well, I first read it as 'heetherer', given that we were talking about the relative heathness of Heathcliff.

    How 'hethery' he is would depend on how long he's been lying in it, I suppose.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 12:48 PM
    • 8,410 Posts
    • 28,290 Thanks
    fairy lights
    Well, I first read it as 'heetherer', given that we were talking about the relative heathness of Heathcliff.

    How 'hethery' he is would depend on how long he's been lying in it, I suppose.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    But can you even have a heath without heather? It would just be a field.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Jul 17, 12:53 PM
    • 2,780 Posts
    • 10,820 Thanks
    Wizard of Id
    What does Cathy say to all this?
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 77.6
    Total so far - 142.6
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 1:03 PM
    • 32,266 Posts
    • 118,828 Thanks
    Pyxis
    What does Cathy say to all this?
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    She say:

    "It's me, your Cath-ee, I've come home now".




    But can you even have a heath without heather? It would just be a field.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Well, of course, both words come from the same root, as well as the heather, so you are right.

    QUOTE heath (n.)
    Old English hæğ "untilled land, tract of wasteland," especially flat, shrubby, desolate land;" earlier "heather, plants and shrubs found on heaths," influenced by cognate Old Norse heiğr "heath, moor," both from Proto-Germanic *haithiz (source also of Old Saxon hetha, Old High German heida "heather," Dutch heide "heath," Gothic haişi "field"), from PIE *kaito "forest, uncultivated land" (source also of Old Irish ciad, Welsh coed, Breton coet "wood, forest").UNQUOTE
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-07-2017 at 1:08 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • puppypants
    • By puppypants 12th Jul 17, 1:20 PM
    • 983 Posts
    • 2,058 Thanks
    puppypants
    Yer all mad I tell ee! x
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 1:38 PM
    • 32,266 Posts
    • 118,828 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Yer all mad I tell ee! x
    Originally posted by puppypants
    It's that blasted heath!

    It be so lonely, it do send we wild-eyed an' ravin'!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

5,607Posts Today

5,310Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • RT @clq: @MartinSLewis You hit that one right out of the park. It might be the Tweet of the Century. I don't think anyone can do any Batter?

  • You've run-out of puns. That's a bit of a googly, maybe I can help break your duck, though it is s sticky wicket, t? https://t.co/nJT51NpXfO

  • RT @richlaing: @MartinSLewis Obviously spot poll but interested in the fact that 9% would opt out of donation. Interested to hear reasons w?

  • Follow Martin