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SundayKittens's avatar

Which is correct: "said" or "sed"?

Asked by SundayKittens (5834points) July 7th, 2010

Example:
I’m going to a party.
Who will be at said party?

I’ve always seen it written both ways. I can’t find an answer anywhere! Fellow grammar-minded Flutherites…what do you know?

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Seek's avatar

“Sed” is not a word in the American English language, as far as I know.

SundayKittens's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr That’s what I thought, but the places I’ve seen it used were fairly intellectual writings, so I figured I just missed that lesson!

dpworkin's avatar

“Sed” is textspeak, and to be avoided.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

@kikibirdjones No offense, but if people are using “sed” instead of “said” then they are obviously not very intellectual.

SundayKittens's avatar

@ParaParaYukiko Haha, maybe they thought it was the right way…like it was some fancy Latin phrase.

SundayKittens's avatar

@dpworkin I considered that, but I’ve seen it for a long time.

Fyrius's avatar

@ParaParaYukiko
Either that or they’re using it jokingly.
There are plenty of fairly intellectual places with inside jokes on the Interwebs.

zenele's avatar

Said, pronounced sed. Like red. Everything after bob’s first comment is silly. Enough sed.

anartist's avatar

“Who all” is not exactly proper either.
OK in speech, maybe, to be avoided in writing unless you are creating dialogue for a character.
@Fyrius all your base are belong to us

Fyrius's avatar

@zenele
“Everything after bob’s first comment is silly.”
That includes you.

Seek's avatar

@zenele

Hey, I was typing before @bob_ was; he just didn’t have as much to say.

zenele's avatar

@Fyrius Yes, it does. I sed so.

zenele's avatar

Anything past rebbel means Holland wins today – yahoo!

Hijack the thread for Holland!!!!

Fyrius's avatar

@rebbel
Apparently.

SundayKittens's avatar

Nooooo, not my threadddddddddd.

zenele's avatar

This thread is ded.

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zenele's avatar

The red thred sed that Paul is ded.

Seek's avatar

This is hurting my hed.

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anartist's avatar

I’m going back to bead to red.

zenele's avatar

@anartist I sez, take me to your bead?

anartist's avatar

cia is watch cia is watching

Seek's avatar

Get outta here, Ned.

anartist's avatar

fluther is the internet arm of the cia

Seek's avatar

They’re killing this thred.

anartist's avatar

i sed go to bead—know!!!

zenele's avatar

The bed is red.

The glue us blue.

One fish two fish – Red fish, sed fish.

Fyrius's avatar

Enough silliness, now. This is a serious thraid.

anartist's avatar

poor thred is ded candle litghts its hed

JLeslie's avatar

Sed is a Spanish word, it means thirsty.

Said makes logical sense if you think about the sentence, “Who all will be at said party?” The party that was mentioned, the party that someone is talking about, the party someone said something about. Meanwhile, adding the all is unnecessary. Who will be at said party sounds better.

anartist's avatar

better read than ded

anartist's avatar

i sed better read than ded

dpworkin's avatar

To be thirsty is “tener sed”. You don’t really say “sed“all by it’s lonesome.

anartist's avatar

put this pore ded thred in the frizzer

SundayKittens's avatar

@anartist Hmmmm, I had no idea about “who all”, thank you. Sometimes being Southern overrides grammar smarts, I guess! :)

zenele's avatar

@Fyrius In essence, the OP wanted to know, unwittingly and most profoundly, whether said, the irregular past tense simple form of the infinitive verb to say, was indeed, sed or said.

The latter is correct.

Lawlz.

anartist's avatar

cerveza and sandwiches for all, bob sed so

SundayKittens's avatar

@JLeslie Agreed, which is why I was so confused by seeing it over and over in non-teen settings. :)

anartist's avatar

@kikibirdjones southern-speak is charming more so than northern taciturnity—such as answering “yep” when asked if you know where something is and failing to elaborate

SundayKittens's avatar

We’ve been moved to Social!!! We did it guys, we made a difference!!!!!
Waves banner

SundayKittens's avatar

@anartist Hahahah, yes!!! And, like I tell me students, talk your ignerrrnt talk with your friends…but know when and how to speak correctly!

anartist's avatar

Hooray for @kikibirdjones!!!! 3 cheers!!!

Seek's avatar

And oddly enough, the question lives, but the joke dies.

Alas.

zenele's avatar

Say say say, what you want, but don’t leave me with no direction.

anartist's avatar

there’s still a bunch of moderated stuff here—we aren’t getting to cheer for Holland!

rebbel's avatar

Ah, it was in General

rebbel's avatar

@kikibirdjones “We’ve been moved to Social!!!”
Does that mean that all moderated answers will be reinstalled?

SundayKittens's avatar

Not yet, it seems.

anartist's avatar

So this is what happened on the cia thread only without the happy ending

Blackberry's avatar

This is hilarious, and ‘lol’ at ‘sed’.

zenele's avatar

What does look op mean?

SundayKittens's avatar

I’m going to only use “sed” from now on.I will start a revolution. I’m writing a fake wikipedia entry for it as we speak. SUCKAS!!!!

rebbel's avatar

I thought it was turning into a sed day but it turned out to be a heppy one!
There, i sed it..

zenele's avatar

@rebbel That doesn’t count: that’s just an Israeli accent.

gailcalled's avatar

In Latin; “sed” means “but.” Viz: non solo sed etiam = not only but also.

JLeslie's avatar

@dpworkin Well, sed means thirst. Tener sed translates to to be thirsty. Tengo sed translates to I am thirsty.

Things can “dan sed” also, give you, or make you thirsty. Los cacahuetes dan sed. The peanuts make you thirsty.

rebbel's avatar

@gailcalled
Sed then it sounds like a butt party.

zenele's avatar

Yo tengo una novia linda – translates to I have pretty girlfriend and I want her now – in the red bed.

gailcalled's avatar

@zenele: What? You don’t translate “una”?

mrentropy's avatar

Right Sed Fred?

JLeslie's avatar

@zenele Haha. Muy bien.

anartist's avatar

@zenele what “look op”? do you see any “look op”? You seem very fishily perfectionistic.

DominicX's avatar

All I know is “sed” means “but” in Latin. In the case of the sentences you’ve provided, it’s the same word “said” being used. It just has a bizarre pronunciation, characteristic of many English words. :)

anartist's avatar

You [all?] sed “No thanks,” sed[latin] this thred dan sed[Spanish]

JLeslie's avatar

I had never realized that said had an odd pronunciation. Think about it said and paid, spelled the same and pronounced totally different. English is crazy.

Seek's avatar

I’ll plough through the slough to the borough, though the dough I bought in Slough was so rough it made me cough.

zenele's avatar

I have a rough cough, though – enough is enough – the dough is ploughed with the rough diamond’s slough.

chyna's avatar

They sed it was under the frizzer, just after Holland lost.

JLeslie's avatar

This could go on forever, so many many examples. And, what about how many words that sound the same, spelled differently, and mean completely different things. Two, to, too; pair, pare; bare bear; their, there, they’re; your you’re…and words that have multiple very different meanings?

rebbel's avatar

And by the way, it is: “Which is corract: “said” or “sed”?”

chyna's avatar

@zenele I couldn’t resist.

zenele's avatar

I know, I no.

You was has to be done it.

Aethelwine's avatar

I knead to get led.

not really. I had the morning quickie (tmi), but I felt the knead to contribute :P

judochop's avatar

I, eye, ie, ey sade it was sed. Makes no, know, noe sense, cents, to, two, too me.

chyna's avatar

@jonsblond I didn’t ned to now thet.

zenele's avatar

Two munch informa tion

janbb's avatar

Sez who all?

JLeslie's avatar

In medicine they use the term Sed Rate, short for Sedementation rate.

anartist's avatar

Abu bin Said sed “go look it up!”
@jonsblond “fascinating” said Abu bin Said “I will lead you, follow me to the Bead Game.”

perspicacious's avatar

Is this question a joke?

zenele's avatar

^ Not initially. Now, yes. Pretty much.

Would you like to continue the pronunciation and grammar topics? I love it!

SundayKittens's avatar

@perspicacious Not originally, no. I suppose we’ve settled on “said”, and moved on to mocking words.

SundayKittens's avatar

I don’t know if I ever specified that I know “sed” is slang for “said”...and that I only meant its use in the context shown in the example. Me have good head meat, not stupid ok, such as?

anartist's avatar

@kikibirdjones You be the bestest! Quite the smarty pants.

zenele's avatar

Let’s move on to sex:

Say two Lesbians, Gold Standard, have a bi-curious episode with a guy (me, for example): do they lose their gold standard and become silver standard – or bronze – or completely lose their standings in the lesbianism olympics? Theoretically, of course. Sed I.

SundayKittens's avatar

@anartist Yayyyy kikibirdjones! thank you.
@zenele Have you been drinking absinthe?

zenele's avatar

@kikibirdjones Do you know where I can get some? I am high on life and caffeine.

SundayKittens's avatar

I hear Wal Mart’s brand is pretty good.

sliceswiththings's avatar

You’ve heard both? You need to filter who you exchange written words with.
Unless you’re speaking Spanglish: “Who will have sed at said party?”

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