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This word is quite dated, I think. Should we go so far as to add a dated tag or usage note? ---> Tooironic 13:28, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

In which sense? I'd agree that "to sin" is dated at best, but in the sense "to make a mistake" I'd say it's still very much a current word. Thryduulf (talk) 15:36, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
I meant the "to make a mistake" sense. Perhaps I'm just showing my relative youthness, but it seems so old and formal-sounding to me. ---> Tooironic 10:16, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
looking at bgc hits from 2007 onwards, "erred" is very common, especially (but not exclusively) with regards to legal processes [1], [2], [3]. "erring" is a little less common, but still used [4]. "errs" is less commons still, but is seemingly used in discussion of philosophies quite a bit [5]. In the infinitive, finding cites that are not in the set phrase "to err is human" or a snowclone of it (e.g. "divine", "good", "wrong", "woman", "humanoid", "expected", etc). Thryduulf (talk) 10:56, 23 June 2010 (UTC)


I was looking for (the spelling of) the interjection "err" as an expression of hesitation and found this article. Even though I discovered that the common spelling is "er", maybe the interjection meaning could be added in here? (I don't feel comfortable doing it myself.)

While looking around, I came across "euh" (French) as expression of hesitation, and that article links to English "err", so as things are at the moment, that link is wrong. Geke (talk) 05:03, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

RFV discussion: February–March 2012[edit]

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Albanian section. Tagged but not listed. From the List of Oldest Tagged RFVs. - -sche (discuss) 07:34, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Resolved. - -sche (discuss) 20:49, 12 March 2012 (UTC)