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    Default Does "freezed" really exist?

    As a non english native speaker I' m wondering if "freezed" is getting usual because it can be found in search engines about 14 000 times. You can also find frozen and freezed on the same website (e.g. frozen food and freezed dried shrimps). Can anyone help me?

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    Default Re: Does "freezed" really exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    As a non english native speaker I' m wondering if "freezed" is getting usual because it can be found in search engines about 14 000 times. You can also find frozen and freezed on the same website (e.g. frozen food and freezed dried shrimps). Can anyone help me?
    I've heard of freeze dried shrimp, but never freezed dried shrimp, until now that is. :D

    Of the 14,000 or so times 'freezed' was picked up by the search engines, there's a possibility that the majority, if not all, have been regularized by speakers from the irregular form 'froze'.

    That is, it could be that some people don't know that the past tense of "freeze" is irregular in form, so they use the general rule "add -ed" or it could be that some people know the irregular past tense form "froze" but that 'freezed' is more common in their particular sub-dialect of English. Who can say, really? The search engines don't tell us who wrote the word.

    But, given the 14,000 finds we can definitely say that speakers definitely use 'freezed'; but, that's not to suggest it's something you want to write on an exam or a business letter, or say to your boss?

    All the best,

    Cas :D

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    I did a Google search of the two terms.

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    frozen = 2,930,000
    freezed =  8,640
    I don't see that as a sign that freezed is catching on or that it will overtake frozen anytime soon.

    Here's an interesting item I ran across:



    Obviously, that person is not using the word as an alternative to frozen.

    :)

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    How about...

    My computer freezed up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    How about...

    My computer freezed up

    You could say that, but why would you? That is, why would you say that insead of My computer froze up?


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    I wouldn't

    What about something like...

    Water can be freezed at zero degrees celcius.

    (Again, I would use frozen)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    I wouldn't

    What about something like...

    Water can be freezed at zero degrees celcius.

    (Again, I would use frozen)
    I would say water freezes at zero degrees Celsius. I wouldn't say water can be frozen.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    How about...

    My computer freezed up

    I say that.

    It's fun to dis the rules.

    Cas :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    How about...

    My computer freezed up

    I say that.

    It's fun to dis the rules.

    Cas :D
    I don't think I could ever be so calm about such a thing. Where is all the f'ing & blinding? ;)

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    Right- I have to go through a ritual swearing session before I can worry about irregualr verbs.

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