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#2428 - 12/09/10 08:00 AM Re: SFTV
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Did anyone watch Eureka? Goofiest Christmas episode I've ever seen. Loved it.

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#2429 - 12/09/10 10:37 AM Re: SFTV
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I loved it too. I especially loved seeing Matt Frewer driving that jet-propelled sleigh behind the hologram reindeer. (I've had a soft spot for Frewer ever since Max Headroom.) That house-sized Christmas tree ornament rolling down the street was fun too.

Does "hologram" have an adjective form?

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#2430 - 12/09/10 11:27 AM Re: SFTV
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Hologramic, I think. Or maybe hologrammic.

The spellchecker says both are wrong, for whatever that's worth (probably not much).

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#2431 - 12/09/10 07:04 PM Re: SFTV
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Ah. I'd go for the double "m" myself, otherwise that "a" would be long. But that looks as if it should be right. The two online dictionaries I checked listed no adjective form, which seems careless of them. David, you've run across the word, as in something like "a hologrammic projection"?

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#2432 - 12/09/10 07:52 PM Re: SFTV
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I've generally seen "holographic" used instead. But that's not correct, strictly speaking. I guess it will be, though, thanks to usage.

Holographic is the technique, and hologram is the resulting object. That distinction may already have gone the way of lie vs. lay. Aiiieeee!

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#2433 - 12/10/10 03:07 AM Re: SFTV
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Oh, dear. At least the word won't be used as often as lie/lay; that confusion is still like fingernails on a blackboard to me.

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#2434 - 12/10/10 06:49 PM Re: SFTV
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I'm often shocked by the places I see the lie/lay confusion. By which I mean, publications that one expects to know better.

I know that I'll find myself slipping into that error eventually, just because of exposure.

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#2435 - 12/11/10 09:33 AM Re: SFTV
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I think I understand lie/lay--until I get to past tenses and participles (do I have those terms right?) Isn't lay a past somethingorother for lie?
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#2436 - 12/17/10 07:53 AM Re: SFTV
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Yes, it is. Present tense: "He lies down and rests for an hour every afternoon." Past tense: "He lay down but couldn't rest."

Stargate Universe has been cancelled.

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#2437 - 12/17/10 06:09 PM Re: SFTV
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Just when it was starting to show signs of intelligence. Austin, weren't you the one who said all SF on TV ultimately disappoints? Sy-Fy has always been quick with the axe, though.

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