Interesting oxymorons
Posted: 05 June 2018 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  821
Joined  2013-10-14

Interesting etymology on these three oxymoronic words.

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/oxymorons-spendthrift-fail-safe-bridegroom

Profile
 
 
Posted: 05 June 2018 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  326
Joined  2007-02-24

What are the odds that “groom” eventually wins out over “bridegroom”, and “bridegroom” disappears, for the most part?

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2018 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  501
Joined  2007-02-17

How long is eventually? The authority of Shakespeare didn’t drive out the longer form, and that was a while back.

Profile
 
 
   
 
 
‹‹ BL: Run It Up the Flagpole      askance ››