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Is funner a correct word?
Definition: More (or Most) Amusing or Enjoyable I am sad that “funner” and “funnest” are not proper words. We may often use fun as an adjective today (‘I had a fun time’), but when the word first entered the English language at the end of the 17th century it was mostly used as a verb or a noun.
Why is funner incorrect?
It turns out that “fun” was originally only used as a noun. In fact, some grammar gurus would argue that it should still only be used as a noun, thus making the whole funner/more fun debate moot. Because “fun” was only a noun at one point, it hasn’t taken on all the usual adjectival forms.
Is funner a Scrabble word?
Yes, funner is in the scrabble dictionary.
Is aint a word in the dictionary?
The strong proscription against ain’t in standard English has led to many misconceptions, often expressed jocularly (or ironically), as “ain’t ain’t a word” or “ain’t ain’t in the dictionary.” Ain’t is listed in most dictionaries, including the Oxford Dictionary of English and Merriam-Webster.
Is Goodest a word?
No, ‘goodest’ is not a word. The word you want is ‘best. ‘ To form the superlative form, you often add -est to an adjective.
Is YEET a word?
So yeet is a word that means “to throw,” and it can be used as an exclamation while throwing something. It’s also used as a nonsense word, usually to add humor to an action or verbal response.
Is Beautifulest a proper word?
While beautiful is a word and the suffix -est can be added to the end of various adjectives to make them superlative, ‘beautifulest’ is not a word.
What’s the goodest word?
New Word Suggestion. When someone or something is the ‘goodest’ person or thing you know, but not necessarily the best, e.g the nicest most considerate person you know. That girl is the goodest person I know. Submitted By: FabJen – 28/08/2012.
Is herded a real word?
To gather and place into a group or mass: herded the children into the auditorium.
Is the word Funner a word or more fun?
More fun is accepted; funner is not. Most fun is accepted; funnest is not. If you want to be taken seriously as a writer or you are an ESL student learning the language, do not use funner or funnest or your writing. Fun is increasingly being used as an attributive adjective in informal contexts.
When do you use the word fun as an adjective?
Some folk find it fun to use the word fun as an adjective. Others find it funner to inform this group that fun is properly a noun, not an adjective, and even if it is used in this way the comparative form of funner is an abomination. And sometimes the first group finds it funnest of all to tell the anti- fun brigade to go stick it in their hats.
Why did people not use the word fun?
Few, if any, usage guides or commentators weighed in on the matter until the middle of the 20th century, possibly because the adjectival use of fun was limited, or was considered so uncouth as to not merit consideration.
Why does the word fun have more syllables than funny?
“Fun” is one syllable, so why do we opt for “more fun” as the comparative—especially considering that the uber-similar word “funny,” which has more syllables than “fun,” uses the suffixes with no problem? Well, the confusion comes from the fact that the word “fun” was not originally an adjective.