StratPlayer wrote:HAL9000 wrote:StratPlayer wrote:Dracomax wrote:Whizbang wrote:"It didn't happen on my watch."
"I'm about to get on/off watch"
The knights have ownership of the watch. So, in this case, watch is both a verb and a noun. Though the noun version has an implied "duty" tacked onto the end.
Thus why I said they don't own the watch, they perform it.
Well, yeah, you're right there, obviously...
But it's this:partingLance wrote:udscbt wrote:partingLance wrote:HAL9000 wrote:
I particularly like "the Knights Watch" because Watch can also be intended as that outsider device to measure outsider time.
Quite. And too besides, and furthermore: "watch" can be understood as a verb there, as well as two distinct nouns.
So, if the Knights are using a watch to know when to start their watch, it's probably just one Knight's Watch that tells them when to begin the Knights' Watch, I would think. So the Knight with the watch would be the Knights' Watch watchman, right?
Your quotes are messed up. I didn't say that, and am in fact a proponent of 'watch' in terms of 'vigil.'
Ah, you are correct, and I apologize for my errant snipping. Good thing I wasn't performing a Bris...
And personally, I have no problems with the plurality of 'watch'. It was the lack of proper apostrophication that set me off.
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