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LadyDyani

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Question about CD
« on: Today at 07:41:15 AM »
I've noticed that most people on here refer to cutting off contact as CD for "Cut Direct". Why use that particular phrase? Wouldn't "Direct Cut" be grammatically correct?
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Kiwipinball

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Re: Question about CD
« Reply #1 on: Today at 08:43:32 AM »
It's a term that goes back a ways, so that's probably why it sounds odd. There were two types of cut - direct and indirect. So the cut direct and the cut indirect.

auntmeegs

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Re: Question about CD
« Reply #2 on: Today at 09:58:02 AM »
I know Kiwipinball is probably right but it drives me nuts too.

LadyDyani

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Re: Question about CD
« Reply #3 on: Today at 12:06:44 PM »
I know back when the EH forum began everyone called it the Direct Cut. Then three years ago I took a hiatus from the internet, and when I came back a year later everyone was calling it the Cut Direct. I was just curious about the reason, or if it perhaps evolved.
English doesn't borrow from other languages, it follows them down dark alleys and beats them up and searches their pockets for loose grammar.