Saturday, May 31, 2008
Just a little goofy post to lighten things up on this blog. I came across something that has me beyond baffled. So I saw that there was a youtube video on the famous Eskimo words for snow. I thought, hey, that could be good for class, so I watched it. It goes along just fine until about 1:45, when they decide to explain what morphemes are. So they choose the obvious English word: uterus. UTERUS?!?!?!? Complete with a little silhouette of the relevant part of a woman's body and reproductive organs and an illustration of an IUD... HUH??? Not to be a Wisconsin goody two-shoes, but I find that WEIRD.
So that gives me an opening (ahem) to tell you about the best word I ever coined. You know what state a woman is in after a hysterectomy? A state of uteruslessness. Is that not a beautiful word? Thank you.