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Post by Bobskate Sun May 07, 2023 8:35 am

Late afternoon yesterday I was watching the BBC London News.
We had our roving reporter outside Buckingham Palace where he was helpfully explaining the events “…after the King was coronated”
Did he mean crowned? That is the word I have used for the past 70 odd years. I thought coronated was something you did to tenderise chicken!

Somebody will now tell me it’s in common parlance……maybe in Media Studies at Uni but not here in South London!


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Post by Paulmold Sun May 07, 2023 8:54 am

If you Google the word it appears there are different explanations depending on which dictionary you use, Oxford, Webster or Collins.  One definition is 'to have gone through the ceremony of coronation ' , maybe that's different to simply having a crown plonked on his head which is of course 'crowned'.

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