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  • adjective Alternative spelling of asinine.


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  • Come on, Wiktionary: "Alternative spelling of 'asinine,'" my foot! As any writer, editor, copyeditor, proofreader, English teacher, and decent dictionary will tell you, "There is no 'ass' in 'asinine.'" This takes descriptivism to new and asinine heights.

    March 17, 2011

  • Quite unlike the steam-driven frumpage of prescriptivism, of course.

    Assinine for sardonic effect looks like a winner to me, although 'alternative spelling' is not an adequate peg for such usage.

    March 17, 2011

  • How embareassing.

    March 17, 2011