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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

Also annoying is when a host (many of them) say "elasticated" instead of "elasticized".   Who is training the hosts???

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

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British (still doesn't sound correct to me though)

 

elasticated in British

 

adjective
British
(of clothes) having elastic inserted
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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

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Using the word fabrication bugs me and I've always felt the hosts use it to try and sound smater.  Like fabric just isn't a good enough word, they had to take it a step further.  One buys fabric to make garments.  They don't buy fabrication to make a garment. 

 

The store is called JoAnne FABRICS not JoANNE FABRICATIONS because they sell fabrics. 

 

I know, I know, it's crazy but it just bugs me.  LOL 

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

"Joanns Fabrications"  LOL.....funny!

 

 

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"


@Kardi wrote:

Maybe I’m wrong but in the past the word “fabrication” to me referred to the manufacturing process used to create a product.  “Fabric” referred to the cloth.  


That's still true most places. QVC and HSN both use "fabrication" when they mean "fabric" and I don't know why.

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

This kind of thing is sort of like the word utilization. The word use would be fine but some people insist on utilizing the longer word.

 

Here's more...

 

- oxidization / oxidation

- stretchable / stretch

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

Yes, there is a different meaning to the words.  One can't be interchanged with the other.  To me the hosts just sound dumb when they do that. It does bug me. But then again, it bugs me when hosts pronounce "But un" or "Cot un" incorrectly too.  I agree with the poster that said these hosts need more training. A voice coach wouldn't hurt either.

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

May thinking is ...

 

Fabrication is the composition of the fabric.  

 

Fabrication can be cotton, modal, spandex; fabric is a jersey knit

 

Fabrication can be cotton, modal, spandex; fabric is French terry

 

etc.

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"

I think I'll just be off to the next forum!!Woman Wink

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Re: "Fabrication" vs. "Fabric"


@ALRATIBA wrote:

May thinking is ...

 

Fabrication is the composition of the fabric.  

 

Fabrication can be cotton, modal, spandex; fabric is a jersey knit

 

Fabrication can be cotton, modal, spandex; fabric is French terry

 

etc.


 

Yes!!!! THIS ^^^^^

 

The issue is the hosts' improper use of the terms, because many of them think they both mean the same thing.

 

 

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