some ridiculous words

I just heard someone use the word ‘gerrymandering’. It’s a silly-sounding word. I think ‘glom’ and ‘glomming’ is also a bit silly. Recently I saw a poll for the ‘most beautiful word in the English language’. I don’t know what word won, but I sure hope glom and gerrymander came in last and second to last.

Incidentally, I think the suffix ‘-ness’ makes any word sound lazy. Something about ‘-ness’ signals a lack of inventiveness.

Of course, it’s ridiculous to mention things like this. But it’s my blog, so I can be ridiculous once in a while.


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Contemporary philosopher.
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One Response to some ridiculous words

  1. Jason Hills says:

    I am pro-ridiculous-ness.

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