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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 11th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
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    Which is heatherer?
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    Which is heatherer? 11th Jul 17 at 9:16 PM
    Heathcliff roaming across the moors or a fairground gypsy?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jul 17, 9:44 PM
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    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.
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    • pogofish
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    Neither:







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    • By cbrown372 11th Jul 17, 10:20 PM
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    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
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    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.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
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    Depends on whether the gypsy's name is Heather or not.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    ............. or Erica.




    .............or Eric?
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 11:57 AM
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    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.
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    • By Hedgehog99 12th Jul 17, 12:00 PM
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    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
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    So, are you pronouncing 'heatherer' as 'heetherer' or as 'hetherer'?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 12:42 PM
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    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
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    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 12:46 PM
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    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.
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 12:48 PM
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    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
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    What does Cathy say to all this?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 1:03 PM
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    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 h "untilled land, tract of wasteland," especially flat, shrubby, desolate land;" earlier "heather, plants and shrubs found on heaths," influenced by cognate Old Norse heir "heath, moor," both from Proto-Germanic *haithiz (source also of Old Saxon hetha, Old High German heida "heather," Dutch heide "heath," Gothic haii "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.
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    • puppypants
    • By puppypants 12th Jul 17, 1:20 PM
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    Yer all mad I tell ee! x
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 1:38 PM
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    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! )
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