Compleat or complete?
by CharlesT » Thu May 29, 2014 8:38 am
Compleat is an archaic form of the current usage which is complete. Can anyone enlighten me as to why compleat seems to be used to denote completion of the Munros rather than the modern complete? Is this a harking back to a bygone age tinged with nostalgia or perhaps a feeling the archaic word is somehow more romantic?
What do members think?
by Astronick » Thu May 29, 2014 8:51 am
Incidentally, the archaic spelling compleation is often used here, as a nod both to Izaak Walton's book 'The Compleat Angler', and a compliment to another noteworthy sport - Munro-bagging.
by jmarkb » Thu May 29, 2014 9:03 am
by gman » Thu May 29, 2014 10:57 am
by RyanfaeScotland » Thu May 29, 2014 12:52 pm
by jmarkb » Thu May 29, 2014 12:59 pm
RyanfaeScotland wrote:I always thought the majority of completest were as old they just didn't know there was a new term for it.
Bah - cheeky youth
by holtlynx » Fri May 30, 2014 3:10 pm
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