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bihunsedap
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:46:48 AM

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This is dead end.


Can we called it dead end?
sureshot
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 2:13:51 AM
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bihunsedap wrote:


This is dead end.[/b]

Can we called it dead end?

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Yes, the use of "dead end" is okay.

However, you might like to say:

- This path has come to a dead end.
- This is a dead end.
John J Shick
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 2:33:41 AM

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Dead end is fine.
Dead end is only the death of an end.

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Romany
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 4:20:42 AM
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But don't forget the "a". It is a dead end. A "dead end" is a thing. All "things" (a book, a fence, a baby) have an "a" or a "the" in front of them.

"It is A dead end."
"It is A little boy."
"Look! There's A snake."
taurine
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 5:34:32 AM

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Everywhere wherever you move within your space there is a dead end. But there are a planet and a space rocket within the limits of a labyrinth...

Sas? Nic. Sassnitz. Rug, ja? Rugen. Telemark in Harzgerode.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 6:33:42 AM

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No passing on that way, impasse. Stalemate in chess, a deadbolt or deadlock in military jargon; you can't go any further on that way.

The French have a very cultivated word for it: cul-de-sac.

In computer world they call it halt (the operator ran out of coffee ;-)


(And, bihundsedap; you should keep the tense within your sentence. "Can we call it something?)



In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 8:05:00 AM

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I do see a possibility for no article here.

A dead end is one thing, there's nothing tragically bad about it.

This is dead end... is another thing. That's where there's no hope left, no way out.
thar
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 8:35:53 AM

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No, 'end' still needs an article. It is not uncountable.

And a dead end is not something bad, necessarily. It is just an inability to go further on that road and you have to go back and use another route.



(if it is a street with houses, it is called a cul-de-sac instead of a dead end road, presumably to sound less morbid. More French and fancy. Whistle - arse end of the bag, like that is fooling anyone!)
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:59:45 PM

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(a/the)Dead end is fine.
There are also other words like cul-de-sac and a blind road(passage/street).

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
bihunsedap
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 10:02:24 PM

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Thanks all.
palapaguy
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 10:44:58 PM

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thar wrote:

... a dead end is not something bad, necessarily. It is just an inability to go further on that road and you have to go back and use another route.


Ah, but in our era of political correctness, "dead end" most certainly is bad. You seldom see a "dead end" sign these days. Here's why:

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/1999/oct/28/what-heck-difference-between-dead-end-no-exit-not-/#
Romany
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:07:36 AM
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I wouldn't call a reluctance to use the word "dead" either correct or political, personally. Merely a denial of reality!

We have no particular concerns about using the words "died" or "death" - in fact we use use "dead" as an intensifier: "She's dead gorgeous." "You're dead right." "It's a dead cert."

"Dead Ends" are still with us in 2019 - but of course language is always on the move, so who knows if that will always be so?
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:18:15 AM

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palapaguy wrote:
thar wrote:

... a dead end is not something bad, necessarily. It is just an inability to go further on that road and you have to go back and use another route.


Ah, but in our era of political correctness, "dead end" most certainly is bad. You seldom see a "dead end" sign these days. Here's why:

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/1999/oct/28/what-heck-difference-between-dead-end-no-exit-not-/#


Your link brought a smile, palapaguy. It's likely only we "seasoned citizens" remember Burma-Shave signs along the highways.

If you've started

To get grey

You most likely

Recall the day

You read

Burma-Shave


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:22:28 PM

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Your link brought a smile, palapaguy. It's likely only we "seasoned citizens" remember Burma-Shave signs along the highways.

Glad to know it brought a smile. Here's another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA3UGJ8wa1A
Parpar1836
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 3:22:55 PM
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I vaguely recall the Burma-Shave signs. But there are compilations of the complete series. One is The Verse by the Side of the Road. And I have a few of those inimitable verses jingling around in my memory!
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