4.26.2010

Endings upon endings.

For a very long time I have cherished this one very small pet peeve. I will not give it up. It is the addition of the suffix -ic to the word "postmodernist."

Postmodernistic.

(shudder)

It may be irrational since I have been known to add a random "-ish" to all manner of words, thereby softening their surety.

This morning I was reminded, though, that there are worse mistakes that can be made. I was blithely reading along in an otherwise winsome-ly written student project when I came upon:

Strategical

Ouch. Am I becoming increasingly peeve-y? persnickity-ish?

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