Friday, May 28, 2010

Comment of the Day

Jonathan Chait had a nice quick item today making fun, as he does, of a GOP group for having a goofy acronym...he wound up puzzling over the word "monger," as in hate-monger or fish-monger.  At any rate, for some reason I looked through the comments, and came across this one from a krlong014 which struck me as the perfect Friday reading:
Does a fishmonger "monger" fish, or does one "mong" fish? A miller doesn't miller, one mills. On the other hand, a butcher doesn't butch, one butchers. But then drilling is done by a drill, not a driller. The whole damn language makes no sense. Rush says things weren't this confusing before ACORN stole the election and Nobama made the banks fail.
I'll be back later with a baseball post, but for those who skip those -- have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Well, one fearmongers. So perhaps one fishmongers as well--though this might be a minor tragedy, given the semantic appeal of the imagined verb "to fishmong."


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