Posted: Sep 10, 2008 7:31 am
PIN number. Should it not be P.I. Number? For that matter, why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
Regardless, shouldn't it be irregardless?
Inflammable is synonymous to flammable.
just PIN and just GPS
no reason to eek out a Number or a System
regardless is a great word --although oft confused with irrespective
Irregardless is not a word
yes you are right; i have never seen even a HYPER correct separation of the two words' meanings
they are not contradictions in etymologies either: IN here at least does not mean "not" as in indistinct. it is an intensifier, which might help us with the two words:
My cotton shirt is highly flammable.
When Alice Cooper is called great my temper gets inflammable.
i do however love the word cleave; the word contains its own contradiction:
Cleave means separate (cleaver, cleft palate, cleavage)
hang onto tightly like
Bazooka Joe used to cleave to his mama's skirt at the Paramus Mall (last year).