Sunday, June 20, 2010

More 2am Questions

How come the word abbreviation is so long?

Wouldn’t the opposite of abbreviate be breviate?

Would anyone ever look up the word dictionary in the dictionary?

Is there something spellbinding about dictionaries?

How come there is no verb form of the word verb?

Since pronoun is a noun, why isn’t proverb a verb?

Can you recite a list of nouns verbatim?

Do verbose people ever use nouns?

Do this sentence need reverberation?

Doesn’t the word syntax sound rather more political than scholarly?

How come there is no anagram for anagram?

Why doesn’t the word umlaut have one?

Wouldn’t analogy be a good synonym for proctology?

Why didn’t they call a palindrome something like a palinilap or emordrome?

Wouldn’t you say most novels are not?

What’s the word for when you can’t think of the word?

Why is number abbreviated as “no.” when there is no “o”?

Why is phraseology only one word?

Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for monosyllabic?

What is the opposite of opposite?

Why isn’t acronym an acronym of something?

Is slang short for “sloppy language?”


  1. Very nice. As for "verbing", see here:

  2. omgosh you've got my head hurting again. One or two thoughts from my fuzzy thinker:

    I just looked up dictionary in my daughters old one and yes, it gave an accurate definition.

    I actually do find every novel to be novel.

    No. maybe from numero?

    We just say "senile" when we can't think of a word.

    Wouldn't the opposite of opposite be "the same"?

    I betcha that IS where slang came from!

  3. Rimpy - that really is a great cartoon and so true!

    Lorraina - Tis fun to let the ole brain wander around loose, huh? LOL