March 17th, 2008

IT Crowd Moss Hang On

Answer: Damped vs. Tamped

From china_shop: Which is correct: "he tamped down his excitement" or "he damped down his excitement"?

With examples from Harry Potter, The Mighty Boosh, and Death Note...

The short answer to your question is that, strictly speaking, neither of those examples is incorrect. To get a better understanding of the tone that each choice lends to the sentence, however, Collapse )