Saturday, 13 November 2010

Preposterous


If something is preposterous it is arsey-versey, back to front and versa-vice. That is because it is pre (before) post (after) erous. It is beforeaftererous. It is preposterous.

The word was, by the way, coined by Erasmus.

The Inky Fool in a hurry

1 comment:

  1. One wonders why he voted against "postpreperous." Then at least it would rhyme with "obstreperous." BTW one of my favorite songs is "Preposterous Tales of Ken Mackenzie," probaby the only occurrence of the word in pop music.

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