Attend unto me

People who know me well will sigh, but I have to get this one off my chest.

ATTENDER – a fine old word meaning someone who attends something.

ATTENDEE – a completely ridiculous neologism or possibly Americanism that on the face of it seems to mean ‘one who is attended’. (Cf: employer/employee, payer/payee, etctera.)

Thank you for reading this. Now go forth and when someone attends something, call them an attender.


Published in: on June 17, 2012 at 19:20  Comments (2)  

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  1. Attender – in a state of having been offered for sale.
    Attendee – situated in the tenth row of the fourth block.
    I theng yo.

  2. I fear, Lady E, that you are howling in a desert on this one. I will howl with you so you are not alone…

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