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    #1

    diagonalise

    A quick question - can I say, "I have a double bed which I like to diagonalise," meaning 'I like to sleep diagonally' rather than along one of the sides?

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    #2

    Re: diagonalise

    I am not a teacher.

    I would call that a nonce word, which would make it legitimate, but I would understand it to mean that you like to place the bed at an angle to the wall, not that you lie on it diagonally.

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    #3

    Re: diagonalise

    I'm not a teacher. Using that word in that way is probably incorrect since no one would really know what you're talking about unless you explain that sentence or elaborate on it. This is what diagonalise means.

    You can just say that you like to sleep on your side.

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    #4

    Re: diagonalise

    Only the point was I don't have my side, I sleep diagonally ;)

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    #5

    Re: diagonalise

    ICH NICHT BEIN EIN TEACHER

    Even if it were correct I wouldn't use it as no one would know what you meant.

    I'd say "I have a bed in which I usually sleep diagonally" instead.

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    #6

    Re: diagonalise

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Only the point was I don't have my side, I sleep diagonally ;)
    You don't have a side?

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    #7

    Re: diagonalise

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome View Post
    You don't have a side?
    No, not as such..

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    #8

    Re: diagonalise

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    No, not as such..
    You have sides, you don't have a side of the bed because you sleep diagonally across it.
    If "diagonalise" exists at all, it would, as Coolfootluke suggested, most likely mean that you position your bed diagonally in the room.

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    #9

    Re: diagonalise

    Yes I do know I have sides, I was implicitly referring to the bed, thanks.

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    #10

    Re: diagonalise

    Are you placing the bed diagonally in the room

    or

    Are you sleeping diagonally in the bed.

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