dclose73 commented on the list four-consecutive-consonant-strings
I added *fths and *xths
December 21, 2012
dclose73 commented on the word funner
Re: "Did you mean gunner?" And more than that, the list of Related Words assumes we meant gunner.
July 23, 2012
dclose73 commented on the list dclose73-s-words
Thanks, ruzuzu. I can't believe this semantic playground really exists!
July 20, 2012
It bothers me that funner is not considered the valid comparative form of fun. Why? Because saying more fun is boring; that is to say, the phrase more fun is grammatically hypocritical. It is far more fun to say funner than more fun. Shouldn't a word be what it describes? Besides, I see no phonological reason why funner shouldn't be the valid form. It doesn't break any rules. Long live 'funner'!
dclose73 commented on the word zyzzyva
When I was in 4th grade, I had to write a report about an animal of my choice. I looked at the back of our dictionary and this was the last word, so I chose to write my report about the Zyzzyva. Fond memories!
July 18, 2012
dclose73 commented on the word sixths
This is one of my absolute favorite words because it is so slithery fun to say. It is one of the rare English words with a cluster of four consonant phones /ˈsɪksθs/. As you speak that word-final consonant cluster, your tongue darts out and back in quickly as if it realized it shouldn't have stepped out in the first place. :)