Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ramble

Have you ever noticed that if you wrote I'mpossibly, because you misspelt I'm possibly, it becomes like impossibly? That's umpossibly confusing and would ruin your sentence.

Also, how come the word is unstable, but then when it is a noun, it becomes instability? What happened to unstability? Or instable? Ridonkulous.

Why do predominant and dominant mean the same thing? It's a waste of the pre-prefix. There are starving linguists out there who live on less than three letters a day. People should show some consideration. So from now on, I'm not going to use predominant. Except for then. Well mostly. Predominantly even.

Imagine if a hot chocolate wasn't a drink, but when you ordered it, it came back as just a melted block of chocolate?

People should use 'bombastic' more often. Bombastic. Is a splendiferous word. Meaning? "Ostentatiously lofty in style". That's so awesome. Better than if I said, "Look at that chap over there. The one with the hair. He is definately ostentatiously lofty in his style. I envy him and his pants."

8 comments:

  1. im not sure how to reply to this? so i will just say:
    your right, about all.
    and one day i aim to drink an entire cup full of pure melted chocolate.
    mmmm... healthy.
    plj xx

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  2. Why does awful mean something bad?

    It should mean 'filled with awe'

    Although there is no 'e' in awful... aweful.

    And incredible. That should mean 'not credible'

    You are so bombastic. Kidding.

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  3. Emmalee: Danke schoen. I will join you in that cup, and we will have a toast to it. Why a toast? Do we have to toast our cups? Plj.

    Em: For that matter, why does awesome mean really really good? Why not awe-lots? It should be that.

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  4. Grammatically Correct Man.June 17, 2007 9:28 pm

    Grammatically Correct Man extends greeting to all of his followers.
    I am so proud of you, Grammaticon, for finally sharing some of your knowledge of the world of linguistics to those who are so predominantly uninformed. But I have some advice: Although these are, indeed, flaws in the lanuage that we love so dearly, they are still grammatically correct, and must be accepted. "Instability", "unstable", yes, they make little sense, but that is the way they were so creatively designed. I love the English language.
    As for "bombastic", I am glad you found this word. My Mathematical Methods teacher at school always teaches his classes in the same room, and every day he writes four or five words, of similar obscurity to this one, up one the board along with their definitions. I belive that word was once one of them. I copy them down every day, also, so one day I will show you the list. You will be excited.
    I will finish my comment now.
    Remember kids, use full stops and capital letters when typing on M.S.N.; it's the right thing to do.

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  5. Shock, Horror! I noticed Grammatically Correct Man making a few spelling mistakes. I'm sure he didn't mean it. But, remember, he is GRAMMATICALLY correct, not SPELINGLY correct.

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  6. GCM: Grammaticon loves you. But perhaps you would like to ponder this: Take the word 'uninformed'. Now take it's two prefixes (ignoring the fact that they might not both be in this context.) We have 'un' and 'in'. Swap them. 'Inunformed'. Tell me it's meaning.

    Captain Best: You are also not 'SPELINGLY' correct.

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  7. chong,
    Just so you know. I am blogging again. Enough said.

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  8. Sime... I'm excited. Awesome.

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