To: Past Your Eyes
Im sure there are lots of words in the dictionary that are made up, silly words, like humongous, for instance. In quite recent times someone undoubtedly put horrible and terrific together and horrific was born. Lately everyone seems to like the sound of it because it gets used to describe all kinds of things.
Er, did you read my whole post. The word has a Latin root. What is in recent times to you, 50 AD?
Why don't you look up the word and its root for yourself?
posted on 12/19/2011 6:11:43 AM PST
Roots, shmoots. Humongous probably has a Latin root as well but the first time I remember hearing it was 1971. Just because something has an ancient root doesn’t mean it isn’t a recent construct.
posted on 12/19/2011 9:21:05 AM PST
by Past Your Eyes
(Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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