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(Mental Floss)   In all seriosity, here are 14 abstract nouns we need to bring back with earnesty. Grammar geeks unite   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 36
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2014-04-07 08:28:12 AM
Spoken without temerity.
 
2014-04-07 08:37:11 AM
Nope. I don't know how I could possibly use any of those and not sound 10x more pompous than usual.
 
2014-04-07 09:14:39 AM
Subby suffers from obtusity.
 
2014-04-07 09:24:30 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-07 09:27:07 AM

JoieD'Zen: Subby suffers from obtusity.


It's a perfectly cromulent list
 
2014-04-07 10:16:00 AM
TFA can't, in all seriousity, be serious.
 
2014-04-07 11:00:21 AM
I use 'nervosity' all the time. I didn't know it was out of favour.
 
2014-04-07 11:24:58 AM
i think they're all fine.  morphologize whatever words your desire wantifies howeverly it fits the workness.
 
2014-04-07 11:30:46 AM
That's stupid
 
2014-04-07 11:45:24 AM
Irregardless of the consequences?
 
2014-04-07 12:01:45 PM
itys sound so much better than nesses.

e.g. uniquity vs. uniqueness
 
2014-04-07 12:26:44 PM

Schmerd1948: TFA can't, in all seriousity, be serious.


Surely! You need to work surely into it...

/In the words of Cicero to the Senate in 64 BC "Gravitas biatches"
 
2014-04-07 12:34:18 PM
The only abstract noun that i really care about, and has been missing for quite some time, is "Pay Raise".
 
2014-04-07 12:43:56 PM
There's only one word I would use if I ever had the chance to troll broadcast television.


/nubianrdly...
//Just imagine, sitting on the set of Fox and Friends and asking one of the hosts 'Don't you just hate all those nubianrdly people?'
///Watch their heads asplode.
 
2014-04-07 12:44:43 PM

INeedAName: There's only one word I would use if I ever had the chance to troll broadcast television.


/nubianrdly...
//Just imagine, sitting on the set of Fox and Friends and asking one of the hosts 'Don't you just hate all those nubianrdly people?'
///Watch their heads asplode.


Got dang filter!

It's a real word, not a racial slur!

iggardly.
 
2014-04-07 01:23:48 PM

mutterfark: Irregardless of the consequences?


Your trying to be clever but look it up. Like literally or begging the question, ironically its been misused enough that its become a valid usage.

/Actually your and its have been holding out but its only a matter of time until they fall too.
//Same thing with the verbification of nouns.
///Grammar geeks are losing.
 
2014-04-07 01:42:00 PM
I'm pretty sure I've heard Don King use everyone of those words at least once.

www.examiner.com

Only in America!
 
2014-04-07 01:43:32 PM

AlanSmithee: I use 'nervosity' all the time. I didn't know it was out of favour.


While I generally use 'ferocity', I use 'fiercety' as well.  I didn't know it was out, either.
 
2014-04-07 01:52:20 PM

JoieD'Zen: Subby suffers from obtusity.


Well, his mom suffers from obesity, to it all makes sense.
 
2014-04-07 02:00:51 PM

INeedAName: INeedAName: There's only one word I would use if I ever had the chance to troll broadcast television.


/nubianrdly...
//Just imagine, sitting on the set of Fox and Friends and asking one of the hosts 'Don't you just hate all those nubianrdly people?'
///Watch their heads asplode.

Got dang filter!

It's a real word, not a racial slur!

iggardly.


Doesn't mean that it won't get you fired... I'm reminded of an incident in DC, I believe. Give stupid people enough power and it will get you fired.
 
2014-04-07 02:27:55 PM

haemaker: JoieD'Zen: Subby suffers from obtusity.

Well, his mom suffers from obesity, to it all makes sense.


Well, his mom suffers from obesity too, it all makes sense.

/ FTFY
// I guess add to/too to my list of words misused enough to warrant duplicate meanings in the dictionary.
/// comma rules have also changed so much they seem to be something you can add or not on a whim.
 
2014-04-07 02:37:52 PM
Earnesty Scared Stupid was the best one.
 
2014-04-07 02:45:53 PM
TheGogmagog:
/// comma rules, have also changed, so much they seem to be something, you can add, or not, on a whim.

pet peevishness

The pet peevity, I has, it.
 
2014-04-07 03:03:25 PM

Mateorocks: I'm pretty sure I've heard Don King use everyone of those words at least once.

 i.imgur.com


/ thought all that sounded familiar but couldn't quite place it.
 
2014-04-07 03:21:09 PM
How about ENTERPRISE, not "Entrepreneurship."
 
2014-04-07 03:35:06 PM

TheGogmagog: haemaker: JoieD'Zen: Subby suffers from obtusity.

Well, his mom suffers from obesity, to it all makes sense.

Well, his mom suffers from obesity too, it all makes sense.

/ FTFY
// I guess add to/too to my list of words misused enough to warrant duplicate meanings in the dictionary.
/// comma rules have also changed so much they seem to be something you can add or not on a whim.


Crap.  Thank you.  Was distracted when posting.  I wish Fark had the ability to edit.

/I'd love to see edit trolling in the politics tab.
 
2014-04-07 03:42:15 PM

TheGogmagog: Same thing with the verbification of nouns.


The verbification of nouns has a long and honorable history. If we can nounify (nominalize) verbs without issue, why not the other way 'round?
 
2014-04-07 03:52:39 PM

ArcadianRefugee: TheGogmagog: Same thing with the verbification of nouns.

The verbification of nouns has a long and honorable history. If we can nounify (nominalize) verbs without issue, why not the other way 'round?


I heard the best skewering of English when flipping channels and landing on ESPN.  A very nervous person was introducing the President of the NWSL (women's professional soccer)...

"Before she presentates..."

She took the verb "present" and nouned it to "presentation" then reverbed it to "presentates".

It was astonishing.

/When you said "functionality" did you mean "function"?
/When you said "cabinetry" did you mean "cabinets"?
/When you said "artisan" did you mean "artist" (I know "artisan" is a adj., but I am talking about when they call someone an "artisan"; using it as a noun).
/When you said "melty" did you want to avoid the negative connotation of "cheesy" by making up your own word?
//stupid Taco Bell.
 
2014-04-07 04:07:21 PM
farkity.
 
2014-04-07 04:07:56 PM

ArcadianRefugee: TheGogmagog: Same thing with the verbification of nouns.

The verbification of nouns has a long and honorable history. If we can nounify (nominalize) verbs without issue, why not the other way 'round?


It's doable.
 
2014-04-07 05:27:53 PM

Shazam999: ArcadianRefugee: TheGogmagog: Same thing with the verbification of nouns.

The verbification of nouns has a long and honorable history. If we can nounify (nominalize) verbs without issue, why not the other way 'round?

It's doable.


Wait,  no one is going to cry foul on verbification. While being self explanatory, it's not a real word eithrer.
 
2014-04-07 06:03:21 PM

TheGogmagog: Shazam999: ArcadianRefugee: TheGogmagog: Same thing with the verbification of nouns.

The verbification of nouns has a long and honorable history. If we can nounify (nominalize) verbs without issue, why not the other way 'round?

It's doable.

Wait,  no one is going to cry foul on verbification. While being self explanatory, it's not a real word eithrer.


I believe in its cromularity.
 
2014-04-07 06:21:09 PM
Screw anyone who thinks we should capitulate to the abuse of "irregardless."

/I've been trying to bring back my user name into usage for years.  It just isn't going to happen.
 
2014-04-07 07:13:53 PM
Fewty is never gonna make it back, subby. That word contains too much suckage.

I have been trying to get one of my own creations to catch on for a few years, though: pissed-offity.
 
2014-04-07 07:16:59 PM
Sorry; -ness won.  Get over it.
 
2014-04-07 07:31:02 PM

TheGogmagog: mutterfark: Irregardless of the consequences?

Your trying to be clever but look it up. Like literally or begging the question, ironically its been misused enough that its become a valid usage.

/Actually your and its have been holding out but its only a matter of time until they fall too.
//Same thing with the verbification of nouns.
///Grammar geeks are losing.


A good friend of mine was an English teacher, and I admit to trolling her with 'irregardless' because she's so vehement about it.

/and I'm usually trying to be funny, but my batting average wouldn't get me into the minors ;b
 
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