|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In
Page 2 of 2 1 2
"foolish ADHERENCE to consistency"
"ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed.
"ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed."
re "ADHERENCE" is an addundance, birdfeed: Hwæt?
One cannot be consistent without adhering to consistency, birdfeed.
I make note of this more out of regard for Emerson's poetry than out of regard for the virtues of brevity.
One cannot be consistent without adhering to consistency
Or, to put it another way, consistency is adherently consistent.
There I go battologizing again.
(v. t.) To keep repeating needlessly; to iterate.
~1913 Webster's Dictionary.
From Greek battologia 'argologia, akairologia' (a rare word) < bat(t)alos 'anus; stammerer' (cf. proktos 'anus' and battarizo 'to stammer'). Somehow fitting.
re battologize: "Delicious!"
Yes, it is a good word, Father Steve. Wordwind found it ["Tongue Twister" thread].
re Somehow fitting
You got me there, jheem.
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Moderated by Jackie
Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,904Posts228,139Members9,151 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members typewriter33, Zekiye, silvercity_becky, gonekrazzzy, accCngrssMRA
9,151 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 members (), 96 guests, and 3 robots. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) A C Bowden 16
Top Posters wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,542LukeJavan8 9,820wofahulicodoc 9,744Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · Wordsmith.org