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Bracelet

Post by Stevenloan » Sat May 27, 2017 4:56 pm

Hi everyone! What do you call the long black bracelet that the monk in the yellow outfit wears? (The second big picture).

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Post by tony h » Sat May 27, 2017 7:53 pm

Generically they are prayer beads which, I suppose, is tautological.
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Post by Stevenloan » Sun May 28, 2017 2:50 pm

tony h : Thank you so much for the term. Is it correct to say "The monk is wearing a string of prayer beads"?
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun May 28, 2017 8:12 pm

Steven the monk may well be wearing a BRACELET, but we don't know that. You could say that he is wearing a necklace, but I would be more likely to call it a string of prayer beads.
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Post by Stevenloan » Mon May 29, 2017 12:35 am

Bob : It was my fault that I was careless when I wrote "bracelet" instead of "necklace". Thank you very much.
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Post by BonnieL » Mon May 29, 2017 4:48 am

tony h wrote:Generically they are prayer beads which, I suppose, is tautological.
I'm feeling pretty chuffed that I got that! I used to wonder when I'd see in books that someone was "telling his beads." Then I happened to come across the etymology in an article about old rosaries. Now I'm one-up on my husband - he's a Latin teacher who usually knows more about etymology than I do, but he didn't know that beads were prayers. :D
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Post by Bobinwales » Mon May 29, 2017 11:38 pm

You are feeling chuffed Bonnie?

I was under the impression that that word was confined to UK English. Is it in common use there now?
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Post by BonnieL » Tue May 30, 2017 5:06 am

Bobinwales wrote:You are feeling chuffed Bonnie?

I was under the impression that that word was confined to UK English. Is it in common use there now?
No - but we don't have an American equivalent that I know of. I like it - it describes the feeling perfectly. :)
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Post by Bobinwales » Tue May 30, 2017 11:14 am

I can't argue with that. In fact I am quite chuffed that the word has crossed the Pond!
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