Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Curious Cat Question

Just wondering:

Don't you have days when it feels like you're saying so much in your posts but not really saying anything at all? Whereas other people say less but seem to have more to say?

And does anyone know how to pronounce "meme"?


JP said...

I always figured it was spelt along the same lines as 'theme', so 'meem'. Dictionaries seem to confirm this: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meme

In other news, I've been thinking about the word terrific. How exactly did it evolve from meaning 'something that causes terror' to a synonym for 'splendid'? English's a funny language.

Eldritch00 said...

Good point about the word "terrific," JP, and I don't quite know how the meaning has changed in that particular way, unlike, say, "horrific." Without sounding like an egghead about it, could it have to do with the associations of terror rather than horror with the Sublime?

As for "meme," JP's right again: it rhymes with "theme." Quite a common topic of discussion in my classes, though in its more general sense.

Finally, to go back to BC's original question, while I don't feel I have literally nothing to say on my LJ (unless those weird fever-dream entries I've been posting lately count as such), I do use more words in expressing something which requires far less.

(This is why I'm stoked about the fact that the common interpretation is that Shakespeare was being ironic when he has Polonius talk about brevity as being the soul of wit.)

skinnyblackcladdink said...

i never think i have 'anything to say'. blogging is an outlet for my continuous internal monologue. it's a therapeutic release, letting out the accumulated crap of my internal verbal diarrhea.

the more i blog, the less i talk to myself.

as i haven't been blogging much lately, you can imagine (no, probably not) just how talky it is in my head right now.

Blairbitch said...


banzai cat said...

Hehe thanks people. And here I thought it was pronounced as 'meme' the same way one pronounces 'them'.

As for having something to say, it does feel like what I really want to say can be said in ten words or less. Which is why I end up with short posts: the rest would be ultimately be pretty pictures. Weird.

Anonymous said...

i like pretty pictures. :D