Thursday, July 31, 2008

superlatives make my stomach hurt

I know "superlatives" isn't exactly a word you see in your every day life, but every time I do see it I always think it says "superlaxatives". Isn't that weird? "Superlaxatives" isn't even something real, so why do I have such a mental block when it comes to that word? Maybe it's because I was co-in charge of my high school yearbook's superlatives my senior year and I have horrible memories tallying up votes for countless hours.

One of the coordinators for my grad program thought it would be a good idea to create a yearbook for this year's cohort, and of course you can't have a yearbook without having superlatives. The categories were mostly inside jokes (our creepy research professor won "biggest flirt") and I ended up winning "most likely to be stalked by a Chinese man". I guess they have a thing for redheads, which is convenient for me. I had my fingers crossed for "most likely to wrestle a panda bear", but a guy won that one.

4 comments:

the indefatigable mjenks said...

Wow...all along, I was Chinese and didn't know it.

Thank you, Internet, for setting me straight. *worships*

KC said...

I, too, thought it was superlaxatives, and I still don't know what a superlative is, so I'm going to dictionary.com that bitch right now. :D

I'm Frank said...

I believe I was voted "most likely to die poor and alone."

So far, so good.

Strawberry said...

tim - shoot! see all the crazy cool information i provide the world with via my silly blog?

kc - DUDE, ditto. people only use that word to prove they know the meaning of it because it's the only big word they know, because I have personally always referred to them as "best and most"

frank - "most likely to build a robot whose only function is frying bacon"