Does a fishmonger "monger" fish, or does one "mong" fish? A miller doesn't miller, one mills. On the other hand, a butcher doesn't butch, one butchers. But then drilling is done by a drill, not a driller. The whole damn language makes no sense. Rush says things weren't this confusing before ACORN stole the election and Nobama made the banks fail.I'll be back later with a baseball post, but for those who skip those -- have a great weekend!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Jonathan Chait had a nice quick item today making fun, as he does, of a GOP group for having a goofy acronym...he wound up puzzling over the word "monger," as in hate-monger or fish-monger. At any rate, for some reason I looked through the comments, and came across this one from a krlong014 which struck me as the perfect Friday reading:
Posted by Jonathan Bernstein at 3:16 PM