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A colleague asks: is "cum" the correct spelling for the verb? Wiktionary only tells me it's right for the noun...should I be using "come" instead? "Cum" is easier to understand in this context...

For the intrigued, we're currently subtitling Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe. I love Charlie Brooker. Go and read everything he's ever written, unless you're easily offended. Or even moderately easily offended. There's a lot of Americans still want him to be arrested by the State Department for comments he made last year about Bush, for example...

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silentbob037
Aug. 10th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
That is one of those questions that will confound the world forever. ; )
andrewducker
Aug. 10th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
I would stick to the "come" version, which is just as valid.
momentsmusicaux
Aug. 10th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
It makes sense like that to distinguish between the noun and the verb. But I hate the 'cum' spelling, it just looks wrong. And a bit sleazy.
andrewducker
Aug. 10th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's the sleaziness that does it for me - "cum" is what you see in porn spam, not on the BBC.
poliphilo
Aug. 10th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I've just been watching him. Brilliant.

I loved his demolition of That's Life!
londonkds
Aug. 11th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
Dan Savage has a hilarious rant on the stupidity of the "cum" spelling, which doesn't seem to be available free on the net. I agree that "come" is perfectly all right for BBC subtitles.
marrog
Aug. 12th, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
Come. And I wouldn't use the noun at all, with any spelling. *shudders*@cum
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