Some Random Language Questions
Some language questions I am wont to ponder:
What do you call a juvenile delinquent when he gets old? A geriatric delinquent?
Why are swoops always fell? Is there any other kind of swoop? Is anything other than a swoop ever fell?
Why are peeves always pet? Can I have a peeve that isn’t the pet kind?
If I’m not hungry enough for grits, can I just order one grit?
If I aid, am I necessarily abetting? Can I just abet without aiding?
What if I intend to get something by hook, but think by crook is going too far? Would that be okay?
Can I keep my odds in one drawer and my ends in another? How would I go about that?
Certainly I can have a friend who is true but not tried, but if he is tried and not true, he is not longer my friend, right?
Can people be a kind of wart other than the worry kind? Is there a confidence wart or a courage wart?
Can I be a friend through thick, but not so much thin? Maybe just through thin?
I know people who are bright-eyed, but I’ve never seen anyone bushy-tailed.
Sometimes I watch my p’s, but ignore my q’s entirely.
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