Sunday, October 26, 2008

Merlons and crenels explained

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Mmmm, merlons and crenels, now where can I find an example?:)
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To write in english, I still use a dictionary every now and then. Often just to check if a word I plan to use indeed means what I think it means. But a dictionary doesn't tell me of course how common a word is in english. Maybe you use a word that is more commonly used like battlement or so?
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I'm sorry to say that I feel too handicapped without my tools to write a serious post on this subject. I'm not going to invest time to install my tools on this laptop I'm temporarily using so that has to wait untill my new computer arrives. (I hate the primitive keyboard of a laptop and the way to use a mouse with a sort of rubbing pad. Yikes. Where has voice recognition gone?)
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BTW why is blogger throwing my empty lines away?

7 comments:

  1. BTW why is blogger throwing my empty lines away?

    It seems to me that Blogger recently forgot some of my settings. Maybe it forgot some of yours?

    On Blogger Settings / Formatting try setting "Convert Line Breaks" to "Yes".

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  2. Those little nubs are annoying.

    Americans are pretty ignorant of castles, but hell we have all seen rooks and that's what they are modeled after!

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  5. BTW why is blogger throwing my empty lines away?

    Perhaps under 'settings-->formatting' you have 'convert line breaks' set to 'no'?

    I emailed you about the Polah Baiah. Please help!! :)

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  6. I can only speak for how common the terms are in the US. Merlon and crenel are, of course, correct terms, but uncommon.

    Battlement is the most widely used, and some will know crenellation.

    Good luck on getting your computer back. I was out my main computer for a weekend only, and can only imagine how frustrating it is for weeks.

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  7. Working on my new system now. Give me a few days to catch up with my comments and postings!

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