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Re: Typo in Other Users text?

by monarch (Priest)
on Nov 06, 2006 at 09:02 UTC ( #582405=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Typo in Other Users text?

As a native english speaker I find the concept of the word "warmed" quite alien. Perl Monks is correct in using the term "warm". I don't know where "warmed" came from; maybe it's just one of those things where they take English, chop and change it until it is no longer English, and proudly call it American.

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Re^2: Typo in Other Users text?
by kiat (Vicar) on Nov 06, 2006 at 12:17 UTC

    Huh? I googled and found many examples of the usage of "warmed by". Here's is one:

    Finally, the bottom layers of the ice sheet are warmed by heat coming from the Earth.

Re^2: Typo in Other Users text?
by Random_Walk (Prior) on Nov 06, 2006 at 17:23 UTC

    From the Oxford English Dictionary (

    f. WARM v. + -ED1.

    Made warm. Also with over, up. a. lit.
    1597 A. M. tr. Guillemeau's Fr. Chirurg. 28/1 With a warmed table naptkinne, rubbe the insyde of the arme. 1679 T. TRAPHAM Disc. Health Jamaica 146 Dissolution in Wine or Broth or other warmed Liquids. 1820 KEATS Eve St. Agnes xxvi, She..Unclasps her warmed jewels one by one. 1895 S. CRANE Red Badge v, He grasped his canteen and took a long swallow of the warmed water. 1897 Private Life of Queen xvii. 141 The Queen..made a delightful luncheon off warmed-up broth and potatoes she had helped to boil herself. 1916 B. M. BOWER Phantom Herd 246 A midnight supper of warmed-over coffee and cold bean sandwiches. 1977 H. GREENE FSO-1 vi. 57 Warmed-over moussaka uneaten before him.

    and good old Willy S.

    Sonnet 154
    The little love-god lying once asleep
    Laid by his side his heart-inflaming brand,
    Whilst many nymphs that vowed chaste life to keep
    Came tripping by; but in her maiden hand
    The fairest votary took up that fire,
    Which many legions of true hearts had warmed;
    And so the general of hot desire
    Was, sleeping, by a virgin hand disarmed.
    This brand she quenchèd in a cool well by,
    Which from love's fire took heat perpetual,
    Growing a bath and healthful remedy
    For men diseased; but I, my mistress' thrall,
       Came there for cure, and this by that I prove:
       Love's fire heats water; water cools not love.


    Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!

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