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.

7 comments:

Mondu said...

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

Huge Larry said...

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.

marchhare14 said...

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.

Mondu said...

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.

marchhare14 said...

Lol Kevin! Well played.

cyrusfx said...

how about overstarved?

Huge Larry said...

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