Sunday, May 11, 2008

Damn you, Merriam-Webster!

(or, as Bullwinkle would say) "or, Diary of a Standardized Test Scorer, Part I"

So apparently, Merriam-Webster, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to include the word "ginormous" in their latest edition. And don't think that elementary students across the country don't know it. I've seen the sad results.

Now, it's one thing for a new word to be coined where there is a need, and no decent alternative already exists, but it's a whole different ball of wax here...

big, huge, enormous, giant, gigantic, massive, gargantuan, large, behemoth, colossal, immense, jumbo, mammoth, mighty, monster, monumental, monstrous, prodigious, mountainous, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast...

Enough with the "ginormous" already.

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