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IMPONDERABLES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE


Monday, April 08, 2013

(for my fellow logophiles to ponder)

Did you know that “verb” is a noun?
How can you look up words in a dictionary if you can’t spell them?
If a word is misspelled in a dictionary, how would we ever know?
If you’ve read a book, you can reread it. But wouldn’t this also mean that you would have to “member” somebody in order to remember them?
Is it a coincidence that the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable?”
Is there another word for “synonym?”
Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllabic?”
What is another word for “thesaurus?”
Why can’t you make another word using all the letters in “anagram?”
Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
Why do people use the word “irregardless?”
Why do we say things are “out of whack? What is a “whack?”
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DIANITAH 4/8/2013 6:31PM

    I'm a teacher and I totally love this. I can stump my students with some of these.

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    Love it.. Thanks for something to ponder over... emoticon

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NAYPOOIE 4/8/2013 6:22PM

    A whack is what you give it so it's no longer out of it.

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