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Verbiage: "Nother" actually is a recognized word.

Chacham (981) writes | more than 6 years ago

User Journal 6

So nother actually is a word.

/me cries

So nother actually is a word.

/me cries

Gone is the pleasure of laughing at people making the egregious mistake of not realizing that the word "another" is a concatenation of "an" and "other", with the "n" being there because the "o" at the beginning of other, and that when adding a word in between that begins with a consonant the "n" should quietly be dropped like people who have run on sentences, especially when they have the audacity to refer to it in that very sentence and make fun of it, making it hard to read.

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Not the first time it's happened (1)

benhocking (724439) | more than 6 years ago | (#21765354)

I can't remember any examples right now, but there are actually several (much older) words in the English language that have a similar etymology.

Re:Not the first time it's happened (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 6 years ago | (#21768402)

Too bad "a" doesn't become "an" before the letter "n". Because that would be fun of an nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnother kind.

Examples (1)

benhocking (724439) | more than 6 years ago | (#21768798)

  • a nadder: an adder
  • a napron: an apron
  • a nauger: an auger
  • a norange: an orange
  • a nouch: an ouch
  • a numpire: an umpire
  • an eke name: a nickname
  • an eute: a newt
  • all one: alone: a lone
Some of these can be found here [google.com] . See also juncture loss [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Examples (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 6 years ago | (#21771344)

Cute.

This is exactly the opposite of my case. Very interesting. Thanx for the link!

Indeed. (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 6 years ago | (#21766376)

'Tis a nother ginormous dissapointment.

Re:Indeed. (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 6 years ago | (#21768320)

touche :)
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