I find it troubling that the word "fridge" has a 'd' in it and refrigerator does not. Who says that's OK?

Comments (7)

  1. Programmerman says:

    Some crazy people.  Why must we add superfluous letters to our diminutive forms?!?!?!?

    (Glad to see you blogging again, even if sick.  It was a boring week without you.)

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    Perhaps the American obsession with "more!more!more!". More letter = more better? I don’t know.

    And thanks for that last part 🙂 I have had all kinds of nutty stuff swimming around in my brain for blogging later. Shall we blame the meds?

  3. RB says:

    Go rent/see/download the movie ‘Once’. It’s really good. Sorry, but I didn’t see this thread going very far.

  4. HeatherLeigh says:

    Own it, watched it, love it. Will watch it again. As with No Country for Old Men, the person I watched it with was a little unsatisfied with the ending. Is this a mars/venus thing? Someone please explain. He thought it wasn’t "happy" and my perspective was that they each got something they truly needed. I tend to like the character driven stuff.

    Anyway, how awesome were the actors/musicians? How could you not fall in love with both of them?

    Favorite movie in recent memory. Good topic change 🙂

  5. Heather, that’s not OK – it’s English. As a non-native speaker I am used to the fact that English (in contrast to French as one example) is a language where

    – words with the same characters are pronounced completely different (compare the OBE in Adobe and wardrobe) and

    – the same pronunciation can result from completely different characters (compare though and flow).

    I am no subject matter expert, but the reason seems to be English’s mixed heritage of England’s English, French, Latin (and NA Indian languages, German).

    The melting pot again. Does not explain fridge though …

  6. Ahhh…you beat me to the "one too many meds" joke…

  7. HeatherLeigh says:

    Harald – it’s almost like a hazing ritual. Like we are saying welcome to our country, now deal with this! 🙂 Much of ityou have to learn by just memorizing the words, not applying the rules.

    Ian – I had some crazy-ass dreams last night too!

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