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Lemon flavored things can be sharp and bitter, so I think she meant acrid. As a matter of fact, if you add lemon juice to a recipe too soon or at the wrong step, it can be bitter.

 

I can't imagine someone substituting acrid for acidic because acrid is such an unusual word with a very specific meaning.

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@Andreatoo wrote:
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    The new host, Rochelle, said a particular D & C top was easy to put on over your head if you have posterity issues.......

 

 oy!!

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@ECBG 

 

I chuckle every time I hear someone say fabrication when they really mean fabric.  The first meaning you noted, "to make up for the purpose of deception" is what cracks me up.    As soon as fabrication is said, I immediately think the person is being deceptive!  Oh well, I do get to laugh about it! 

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@this is my nic wrote:

@ECBG 

 

I chuckle every time I hear someone say fabrication when they really mean fabric.  The first meaning you noted, "to make up for the purpose of deception" is what cracks me up.    As soon as fabrication is said, I immediately think the person is being deceptive!  Oh well, I do get to laugh about it! 


@this is my nic That was an exact google copy.  I didn't add anything, but thanks.Smiley Happy

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@Andreatoo wrote:

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@Andreatoo wrote:

There is nothing grammatically incorrect about their use of the word fabrication.

I've heard plenty of instances of hosts using words out of context or just completely wrong, like Sharon telling Chef Tony that she was suprised the lemoncillo cake didn't taste ACRID!! ??

Now that is an incorrect use of a word!


"sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor" -- I don't know how she used it in the actual sentence, but why couldn't she be surprised that a lemoncillo cake (if it actually contained alcohol) didn't have a harsh or sharp taste of the liqueur? Not asking to be argumentative, just because I often think foods containing alcohol (rum balls, tiramisu, etc.) have an unpleasant taste. (Sorry, tiramisu lovers. Smiley Happy)


@jonbon 

Acrid is negative; one never says 'I prefer my lemoncillo a bit acrid' . It's only a positive flavor or smell if one is chumming for sharks! lol

I was making the point that there are real instances of using words incorrectly but fabrication isn't one of them

The new host, Rochelle, said a particular D & C top was easy to put on over your head if you have posterity issues.......


Yes, I know it's negative, that was my point -- she may have been expecting something harsh or bitter with liqueur/alcohol in the cake (negative) and was surprised that it had a more delicate/light flavor.

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To me it is not fabrication, it is fabric.

 

 I am sure I use words that other people think to themselves

”Why didn’t she just say ____________?”.

 

Everybody talks differently, depending on where they  live or even what business they happen to be in.

 

As long as we get what someone is saying, that is what counts. 

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Not sure what source you rely on for your statement but even assuming arguendo you are correct, the audience is not comprised of people in the garment industry, is it?  It is consumers who generally use commonly understood meanings.

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It is incorrect. To me, this is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
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Fabric is the first thing I check in a garment's online description.  I am totally used to fabrication and it no longer bothers me.

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In the garment center in NY, they used to say “goods”.