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Thread #59418 Message #1419866
Posted By: Amos
24-Feb-05 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Why, then, is there no useage of the word "anatomic" (which looks like it should mean 'not made of atoms')? Nor has there ever been "atomal" (in a manner like an atom ) or anatomal (How unlike an atom's processes...). I have never heard of moleculic (a nano-technology bonding agent) or moleculous either. Portents are portentous, never portentic or portentical. (As the mopther octopus said to her child when he stubbed a toe....portentical.)
We have periodic, but never periodal, but we do have periodicals. We have episodic, but only rarely episodal, and I have never heard of episodical although I think it is a word.
Yet it is common to use cycle, cyclic and cyclical (but never cyclal).
Who makes up this stuff, anyway?? Talk about MOAB material, these patterns are downright MOABical!!