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05-08-2018 09:58 AM
Yes, fabrication is the wrong word, but, we all know exactly what she means to communicate so why , oh why, is this such a big deal. "Let he who is without fault cast the first stone".
05-08-2018 10:09 AM
I’ve never used the word fabrication in my entire life. Never even heard it used till the hosts on the Q started using it a few years ago.
Same with pant. My entire life I’ve said pants. I’ve never used the singular. It sounds weird to me. Also never hear pant used till the Q started using it a few years ago.
I’ll finish with one more, veering off topic a little. I’ve always carried my purses. I near heard the term wearing a purse/handbag till here a few years ago.
LOL .... thank you!
Who "wears" a purse ... unless you're hanging the strap around your neck?
05-08-2018 10:37 AM - edited 05-08-2018 10:39 AM
For quite awhile now I've been hearing the hosts use the word "fabrication" rather than "fabric". I don't recall ever hearing that word before. Obviously they are referring to the type of fabric used in a particular piece of clothing.
Does anyone else notice this? Why not just use the word "fabric" or does "fabrication" have a different meaning? Just curious.
I've always seen the hosts use fabric and fabrication interchangably, but it doesn't sound right ... to me, anyway.
So, I googled the words, see below. I'm not sure if this clarifies anything .... or makes things more confusing, LOL.
05-08-2018 11:08 AM
I noticed that a long time ago. Fabrication is a perfectly valid word but shopping channel hosts use it inappropriately. They use fabrication when they should be saying fabric. Fabrication is "how" something is made. We can talk about the fabrication of silk, meaning how it's made but the silk itself is a fabric.
05-08-2018 11:22 AM
If they are talking about the fabric content, method of manufacturing or blend, i think fabrication is an appropriate term. Maybe a little awkward or unwieldy but certainly not an illiterate use of the word. It does mean "to make something".
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