Questions and Comments About Words

Why is the word “emasculate?” Wouldn’t it be better if it was “demasculate?” And then you could reverse it, with “remasculate.”

And speaking of improving words, “nefariousness” is just a lame version of “nefarious,” which is a great word. My proposal: “nefarity” as the new noun version.

Final comment: “adequacy” is merely adequate. “Adequacity” is a much fuller and rounder way of describing the state of being adequate. And wouldn’t we all be better off if we were more accepting of things that are simply adequate?


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