Monday, February 13, 2006

Toward a Specious Grammar of Flarf

specious adj. 1 superficially plausible but actually wrong. 2 misleadingly attractive in appearance. [ME, = beautiful, f. L. speciosus (as SPECIES [L, = appearance, kind, beauty, f. specere look])]

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English (1990)

flarf n. 1 quality of intentional or unintentional "flarfiness". 2 a kind of corrosive, cute, or cloying, awfulness.

flarfy adj. & adv. 1 wrong. 2 un-P.C. 3 out of control. 4 "not okay".

The (Intermittently) Concise Gary Sullivan
(adapted from the Flarf Files)

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