Thursday, July 19, 2007

Word definitions

Superfluous: Pronunciation: su-'p&r-flü-&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin superfluus, literally, running over, from superfluere to overflow, from super- + fluere to flow
1 a : exceeding what is sufficient or necessary : EXTRA b : not needed : UNNECESSARY
2 obsolete : marked by wastefulness : EXTRAVAGANT

Superflivolous: The word I use when I can't remember the word above.


handling olympus said...

blogs are superfluous. bottle caps candy is superfluous. puppies are superfluous. SUVs are superfluous. Trampolines are superfluous. Ritalin is superfluous.
Jesus Christ isn't.

Kim from Kansas said...

Good comment-

Just came across this quote on someone's website today on coincidence--

"Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous". Leonardo da Vinci

chill24 said...

huh? this actually made me laugh. thanks

bottle caps candy is superfluous? what about reeses peanut butter cups? (pretty necessary)

handling olympus said...

what about a butterfly? superfluous?
not? hmm. M&Ms - required

Melanie-Pearl said...

nuns are not superfluous. unless....


chill24 said...

melanie - you're naughty :) and oh so funny!