zeichensprache commented on the list word-guidelines-for-wordie
also, if there were a messageboard around here somewhere, I could post this:http://discovermagazine.com/2007/brain/i-chat-therefore-i-am/article_printand this:http://discovermagazine.com/2007/brain/i-chat-therefore-i-am/spiral.jpg
May 17, 2007
It would be nice to have a smarter search function for those of us who can't remember exactly how something is spelled or for those of us, for instance, who would like to find all words beginning with the prefix "un-". I tried to use parameter expansion, e.g. searching "un*" or "un?", but needless to say it didn't work. This may be a tall order, however, but I think something along these lines would be ideal.
zeichensprache commented on the list the-no-no-list
Without masticate, we'd never have been able to infuriate high school teachers and peers who were easily led to believe we were saying t'other.
zeichensprache commented on the list german-isch
neidisch und pikiert sind auch nützlich.
zeichensprache commented on the word genitive
I never thought about it but I actually like the sound of genitive. It sounds maybe nicer in German pronunciation with the soft 'g'. Also, it's better, in my mind, than the unnecessarily harsh sounds that appear in the words 'Accusative' and 'Dative.' 'Nominative' too appears to be more friendly than it is. What are we left with for comfort? Only poor genitive, meek and modest.
wwld? (substutite german or Russian or any other case-based language for Latin, I suppose.)
zeichensprache commented on the word liquor barn
A defunct liquor store with a name that far surpasses "cellar door" as the most beautiful phrase in English.