Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
#114442 - 10/26/03 05:26 PM Uberbanality  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
musick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
musick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
Chicago
...on the outermost fringe of popular culture,

I.... must... resist...... OW, I broke something.


************

Is it me, or are these just trucker hats and tuques?

Just trucker hats, that's all. There's something slightly *suspicious about anything that uses the *prefix "uber" in its description.


#114443 - 10/26/03 06:08 PM Re: uber-urbanality  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,230
sjmaxq Offline
Carpal Tunnel
sjmaxq  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,230
Te Ika a Maui
In reply to:

Is it me, or are these just trucker hats and tuques?



What does this mean?


#114444 - 10/26/03 06:08 PM Re: Uberbanality  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,274
wofahulicodoc Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,274
Worcester, MA
Anyone up for making an appropriate double-dactyl verse with "uber-urbanity"?


#114445 - 10/26/03 06:33 PM Re: Uberbanality  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
musick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
musick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
Chicago
Excellent suggestion, wolfee! However, I'll leave it to some*one else to fulfill your request for "appropriateness"...

*************

Anna the strophic one
backs from the lookwards side
searching for samples of
hoi polloi style

googling phenomenon's
uberurbanity
finding results just a
reason to smile.


#114446 - 10/26/03 06:45 PM Re: Uberbanality  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Buffalo Shrdlu  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Vermont
a tip 'o the glass to ye, musick!



formerly known as etaoin...
#114447 - 10/26/03 06:58 PM Re: uber-urbanality  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 104
moss Offline
member
moss  Offline
member

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 104
"the hoi poloi" is redundant, in that it contains two articles where it needs only one

and

...indeed, as Faldage had pointed out in an über-subtle way ... thou shalt not make of thy fellow AWADer chopped liver without running risk of being called on said mantling

Who will assume the "mantling" position first?

Extract from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

"Since the Greek phrase includes an article, some critics have argued that the phrase the hoi polloi is redundant. But phrases borrowed from other languages are often reanalyzed in English as single words. For example, a number of Arabic noun phrases were borrowed into English as simple nouns. The Arabic element al- means “the,” and appears in English nouns such as alcohol and alchemy. Thus, since no one would consider a phrase such as “the alcohol” to be redundant, criticizing the hoi polloi on similar grounds seems pedantic."

P.S. Who's "chopped liver" now?


#114448 - 10/26/03 07:01 PM Re: uber-urbanality  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Faldage  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
criticizing the hoi polloi on similar grounds seems pedantic

How droll.


#114449 - 10/26/03 07:07 PM Re: uber-urbanality  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
musick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
musick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,661
Chicago
Assume the position [over the "mantling"]:

She did say "über-subtle"...

editSeems to lend a different perspective when one has "uber-time" on their side...


#114450 - 10/26/03 09:21 PM Re: uber-urbanality  
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,788
Father Steve Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Father Steve  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,788
Seattle, Washington, USA
Right. Got it. I accept the mantle of pedant with as much grace as I can muster.



#114451 - 10/27/03 04:22 PM Re: uber-urbanality  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 104
moss Offline
member
moss  Offline
member

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 104
I accept the mantle of pedant with as much grace as I can muster.

Dear Father Steve:

I certainly would not call you a "pedant".

I simply took a sharp rebuke and sent it back to its rightful owner.

Truth is, I admire your scholarly familiarity with Greek.

I do not think it is necessarily the sine qua non of a proper education nowadays, but it is certainly knowledge admirably transmitted, like sunlight, to illuminate and not to impress.

That is your way, Father Steve, for which you are all the more esteemed by all who know you. It is not the way of a pedant.


Page 2 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,877
Posts223,488
Members9,001
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
JdawgGaming, Hiteshi, JaneJane, Baldilocks, BookVenturePress
9001 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 43 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,847
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.7358 MB (Peak: 2.8698 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-04-29 19:31:43 UTC