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I, like many of you, have been confused as to how to state the activities of a carpenter. Does he "carpent"? Apparently not, according to dictionary.com:

car?pen?ter (k?rpn-tr)
n.
A skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures.

v. car?pen?tered, car?pen?ter?ing, car?pen?ters
v. tr.
To make, finish, or repair (wooden structures).

v. intr.
To work as a carpenter.


So, apparently, I am off to do a bit of carpentering.

-Nemo

P.S. The more you say and type the word "carpenter", the weirder it is.
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Bah! "Carpent" is perfectly cromulent. Keep it!
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Cromulent
"CROHM-yoo-LehNT"

1. Fine; Acceptable.
2. Definition determined by context.


Thank you for the new word!
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Aye. Pirate English often deviates from Proper English, and necessarily so.
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Indeed. And when both sound silly, what difference does it really make?
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I think ye really should come up with a real, piratically correct word... none of these made up words...

;o)
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I chuck wood...

but somehow I don't think that lends itself to a proper term.
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How much wood?
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Won't know for sure until it's confirmed to be working. Quite a bit, last I checked.
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