Is English missing some useful words?
Verbal opposites and comparatives
Conrad Weisert, November 12, 2016
These have been published elsewhere, and I'm not sure of their origin:
- When an on-line service is unavailable, we say that it's having an outage.
So when everything is working fine again, is that an innage?
- As soon as the first batch of dinner food is set out on a buffet,
shouldn't someone announce that the buffet has been plenished?
- When we pass a construction site do we observe that a building is being
- If we're impressed, but not excessively, are we whelmed?
- Was wine served directly out of its original bottle still canted?
- When you're well-dressed and neatly-groomed, are you sheveled?
- When you're satisfied with a situation, are you gruntled?
- If your remarks are well rehearsed or written down in advance, are they
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