Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Lenka's Avatar

    • Join Date: May 2004
    • Posts: 863
    #1

    heard-heartedness

    What does the word heard-heartedness mean? I can't find it in any dictionary.

    I've read the word here http://plrcatalogue.pearson.com/Samp...0582421209.pdf, in a plot summary of the book A Christmas Carol, so, I guess it means something like the bad behavior, cruelty and greed (of Scrooge).


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: heard-heartedness

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    What does the word heard-heartedness mean? I can't find it in any dictionary.

    I've read the word here http://plrcatalogue.pearson.com/Samp...0582421209.pdf, in a plot summary of the book A Christmas Carol, so, I guess it means something like the bad behavior, cruelty and greed (of Scrooge).

    Typo for "hard-hearted" - callous/cold/unfeeling

  2. Lenka's Avatar

    • Join Date: May 2004
    • Posts: 863
    #3

    Re: heard-heartedness

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Typo for "hard-hearted" - callous/cold/unfeeling
    Oh... thank you! I am stupid I didn't "find it out" (I'm not sure this is the right verb here) myself...


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #4

    Re: heard-heartedness

    Well - you do expect Penguin to have done their proofreading properly!

  3. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #5

    Re: heard-heartedness

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Oh... thank you! I am stupid I didn't "find it out" (I'm not sure this is the right verb here) myself...
    Not so stupid, Lenka, given the context. As 'heart' is /ha:t/ it's reasonable to suppose that /ha:d/ should be spelt 'heard'.

    'I am stupid I didn't think of it/guess it/work it out myself'; 'find it out' suggests that something was intentionally concealed - 'She was adopted, but didn't find [it] out until her 18th birthday.'

    b

Similar Threads

  1. I heard him crying
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Apr-2007, 03:06
  2. I have heard this word
    By RHOMA in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Apr-2006, 08:51
  3. I heard that + ???
    By lsujang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Feb-2006, 15:10
  4. never heard this phrase before
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Oct-2004, 14:59
  5. Subject of a verb
    By Anonymous in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2003, 07:10

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •