July 08, 2004

Brain Fart


The JLB has been having a day-long discussion involving real versus made-up words. Coincidentally, I found myself with a little verbal conundrum myself. When I IMed my wife about it, I didn't exactly explain myself well. Nor did she really help the situation.

Me: brain fart - is it metaphoric or metaphorical?
Me: metaphorical, right?
Her: is a brain fart metaphorical?
Her: I suppose
Me: no
Her: in that you are making a comparison
Me: sorry
Her: but not using like or as
Her: ;)
Her: now, is smart ass metaphorical?
Me: is metaphoric or metaphorical the right word
Me: ?
Her: come on, I am so funny
Her: either is correct
Her: I am also very smart, so I know that
Her: I so did not look it up
Me: yes, you are indeed funny!
Me: lol :-)
Her: that's all I wanted

Posted by Chris at July 8, 2004 05:13 PM

You guys would make an excellent comedy team. Clearly y'all are very well matched.

Posted by: HR Lady at July 8, 2004 06:37 PM

Say goodnight, Gracie... you smartass.

Posted by: bmh at July 8, 2004 06:58 PM

So smart, AND so observant! Me thinks you should hang on to this one!

Posted by: GranolaSpice at July 8, 2004 07:47 PM

Dude, I posted this at, like, noon. You just totally violated my copyright.

Posted by: Mrs. Cactus at July 8, 2004 08:33 PM

Heh I have email conversations like this with my husband all the time at work... unfortunately neither of use are allowed to use IM software, so our conversations take longer.

Posted by: pie at July 8, 2004 08:58 PM

she kicked your ass on that one =]

Posted by: kimberlee at July 8, 2004 10:23 PM

I cannot wait to meet Beth tomorrow night. Yes, y'all heard me. I'm having dinner with BOTH of the Cacti tomorrow. Who wants to touch me?

Posted by: Amalah at July 9, 2004 10:53 AM