A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 297,545
Currently Running With Scissors:
678 Guests and 25 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Embroidery: noun or verb?  (Read 469 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: August 18, 2008 01:42:44 PM »

I have always thought that embroidery is a noun, and embroider is its related verb. I have looked it up online, and I found nothing to the contrary. However, since I have started doing it, I have heard and read a LOT of people say things like "I don't know how to embroidery" or "that is embroideried" or "I will embroidery that." Am I missing something? I'm not trying to criticize people for improper grammar, it's just that it sounds so awkward to me that I keep thinking they must be doing it on purpose and maybe they know something I don't.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2008 01:43:36 PM by amyb444 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Offline Offline

Posts: 632
Joined: 28-May-2005

Left handed hooker

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008 01:50:37 PM »

You're right.  The people you heard those other words from are silly.

From dictionary.com
No results found for embroideried.
Did you mean embroidered (in dictionary) or Embroidered (in encyclopedia)?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2008 01:54:29 PM by ttchica78 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008 07:25:01 PM »

Thank god! If there was such a word as embroideried, or, (gasp) embroiderying, I was going to seriously lose faith in the English language.

Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 29834
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008 07:53:38 PM »

 Embroideried is a mouthful (now I'm paranoid and have to check mouthful....)
Never really noticed anyone using embroidery or embroidered that way.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2008 07:54:32 PM by kittykill » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008 04:54:31 AM »

I think people are either confused, making unintentionally funny typos or are unfamiliar with using the terms. Embroidery isn't a common subject for most people (gasp! The horror). Also remember that English is made up of numerous disparate languages and even native speakers have trouble with grammar!

"I don't know how to [DO] embroidery"
"that is embroideried"
"I will embroidery that."

Backstitch - all my needle and thread projects

My Flickr photostream
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Cook Palak Paneer
Herman Helmers Bakery Nepal
Swordfish at TAO with Chef John Villa
Trio of Crudo at Riva with Chef Jason Travi
How to make Curry Chicken with Fresh Vegetables and Rice
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.