My utmost thoughts on nethermost, outermost and other -most words

Nethermost is among the topmost of words that I want to use more often.

Upmost is at the bottommost of that list.

While thinking about the utmost importance of –most words today, I realized that I had no idea there were so many of them. I knew there were a lot, but never in the hindermost parts of my brain had I imagined there were so many.

So, after a little research and way too much time thinking about this, here are a few of the –most words that I found interesting. Continue reading “My utmost thoughts on nethermost, outermost and other -most words”

It’s fine to like like, but not it’s not like literally fine

Today, I literally heard people say the word “like” too often and in response I figuratively yelled, “Stop it” because I disliked it so much.

Like is magical word that can be a preposition, conjunction, noun, adjective or adverb. It is not, however, just a fill in word to be thrown in anywhere in a sentence for no apparent reason.

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The disconnect over dis: It’s great to be gruntled, but bad to be cussed

If you’ve ever felt disgruntled, have you also felt gruntled?

It turns out that you probably have.

“Gruntle,” much to my gruntlement, is actually a word that means, “to put in a good humor,” according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary and “happy or contented,” according to Dictionary.com.

Looking around the internet thing, there are several websites that attempt to explain the long history of gruntled and disgruntled, but frankly I can’t follow along without getting distracted. But if I could follow along, would that mean I was tracted? Continue reading “The disconnect over dis: It’s great to be gruntled, but bad to be cussed”

Top Five Letters in the English Language

The English language is filled with some pretty interesting letters, as well as some that just don’t make the cut. Everyone has their own favorite, and countless relationships have been ruined over the debates between vowels and consonants (a word that I found surprisingly hard to spell just now).

In order to ease the debate and help bring some stability to this volatile issue (which is not just the most-used letter), our staff has compiled the Top Five Letters in the English Language. Continue reading “Top Five Letters in the English Language”