Monday, July 21, 2008

En-bettering* the Sunday Salon

There are now 200 Sunday Salon Members!

Thank you Debra! Every week there seems to be an added feature - it just gets en-bettered* every time.

*word copyright D. Hamel 2008.
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8 Comments:

Blogger Debra Hamel said...

Argh! A Google search turns up pre-Hamel use of the term.

Anyway, we're now down to 196 members again, though I have to add one, so 197. There were a number of defunct blogs, it turns out.

Mon Jul 21, 02:21:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Shame...obviously a good word, though! I do think we should have a Salon Party when we reach 200.

Mon Jul 21, 02:45:00 pm  
Blogger JL said...

"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man"

The Simpsons, episode 3F13, originally aired 02/18/1996; this quite useful word has entered relatively common usage in some subgroups of US society:

Apprentice: This here pipe end be too small.

Plumber: Well, get the #%$^&*@ reamer and embiggen it!

Tue Jul 22, 12:45:00 pm  
Blogger Debra Hamel said...

Yes! Jedediah Springfield.

Interesting. Embiggens sounds correct--i.e., an m before the b--but "enbetter" sounds better to me.... I guess it's because n and t are both dental consonants.

Tue Jul 22, 05:00:00 pm  
Blogger Debra Hamel said...

Yes! Jedediah Springfield.

Interesting. Embiggens sounds correct--i.e., an m before the b--but "enbetter" sounds better to me.... I guess it's because n and t are both dental consonants.

Tue Jul 22, 05:00:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, I really can't think of a real alternative to either embiggened or enbettered. It's strange, I think I know exactly what they mean, and they just seem so uniquely right.

Tue Jul 22, 05:10:00 pm  
Blogger JL said...

Enbettered is a perfectly cromulent word.

Tue Jul 22, 09:39:00 pm  
Blogger Anni said...

and the number of the members is over 200 again, hurray :)

Sun Jul 27, 03:49:00 am  

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