Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My mind is going.

I was reading this morning when I came across the word 'underfed', and I somehow managed to pronounce it in my mind as 'undurft'. I spent several seconds wondering what 'undurft' might mean.

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  1. Man I had to Google that and now I feel stupid. I gotta say that word just looks wierd out of context.

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  2. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who had trouble parsing that. If you hear it spoken aloud, it's perfectly normal, but I think I just haven't seen that word written many times.

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  3. I'm right there with you. And I'm supposed to know good stuff about english. I don't think I've ever seen it written before.

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  4. I blame society for its one-sided support of the term 'malnourished'. We need more words to do justice to the rich and vibrant experience of hunger.

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  5. Lol Kevin! Well played.

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  6. how about overstarved?

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  7. I never dreamed that this seemingly trifling post topic would incite such a blaze of hot discourse!

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