« Word of the week: Blackacre | Main | Vision statement »

November 07, 2017


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Has anyone given thoughtful introspection to the coincidence that negative connotations are turned positive by minority culture? Ridiculous - Black jazz; Fat -> "Phat" - urban culture; etc. Someone should delve into that.

(And I still hate the trend to "delve." into crap. It nauseates me similarly as "elucidate," as a false surrogate for academic rigor in science, makes me want to hurl.)

Jim: Also "ill" and "sick."

To minimize the "bad means good" syndrome, I have taken to using "redonkuklous" when describing true ridiculosity. It has a lovely mouthfeel too.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


  • Pinterest
    Follow Me on Pinterest
My Photo

My Web Site

Top 25 Language Language Professional Blogs 2014
Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2012
Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2011
Top 10 Language Professionals Blogs 2010
Top 100 Language Blogs 2009

Your email address:

Powered by FeedBlitz

Bookmark and Share


Top 25 Language Language Professional Blogs 2014