Thursday, February 23, 2006

From Bad to Worser

I was listening to “These Days” on KPBS this morning and heard Tom Fudge use the word “worser.” My immediate and visceral reaction was, “Dude, that’s so not a word.”

But I was wrong.

Hearing “worser” makes my ears roll up but - get this - it’s listed in three dictionaries! How can that be, and why didn’t someone tell me? And what the heck is happening to "good English"?

The whole experience makes me feel, well, worser than I thought.

3 comments:

Martha said...

WTF??? I'm floored.

Wow, thanks for the vocabulary lesson.

Ancora imparo!

Epicure68 said...

I've just read your blog and I just want to say you're hilarious! I'm glad I'm not the only one who ranted about "your" versus "you're" in my blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you for knowing the difference!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I hear the folks at KPBS are pretty smart and that they wouldn't use words that couldn't be found in a dictionary, afterall, with Martha and Richard in the building we all watch our p's and q's, and split infinitves, and dangling particples, and . . .