Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 07:27:44 -0400


Subject: Re: Cross-post: on n X short of a Y

Up here in Vermont, we could say one log short of a cord of wood. Or how

about one cow short of a herd?(BTW, if the plural of goose is geese, why is-

n't the plural of moose meese?)Jeezum crow!

Why don't we say:

"You look very sheveled today (neat, well-groomed)"

"You look kempt (same)"

"I am very appointed in you (feeling good about)"

"I am feeling gruntled (happy)"

"Furl that flag (fold it)!"

"I am traveling cognito (identifying myself to everyone)"

"His toward behavior was flattering to her (favorable)"

"She advertently demanded a raise (purposefully)"

"They planned their trip very petuously (same)"

"She eptly walked through the crowd (gracefully)"

"Yes, you may speak to him. He is capacitated (alert, aware)"

"We waited a terminable time for his arrival (not that long)"

"I have many givings about this situation (good feelings)"

"The teacher enjoyed her ruly class (orderly)"


David Muschell

Georgia College

(with promptu help from Jack Winter)