Someone once told me that only dumb people curse because they can’t think of any other words to use. I promptly told that person to fuck off. I know plenty of words that I choose to replace with curse words, because they’re so fucking handy.
I know more words than a dog! I’m not as think as you dumb I am. The internet says so! It MUST be true!
How many words are in the English language? About 1.025 million, and many of those are medical terms or words from other languages that have been adopted by Merriam Webster, such as laissez-faire and coup.
Since the quiz brought it up, let it be known that Shakespeare created over 1700 words during his career. That doesn’t mean I didn’t hate every minute I wasted reading Shakespeare in school. Without Shakespeare, The Joker wouldn’t be an arch-villain. It was his idea to add modifying prefixes and suffixes to words, so there ya go. He may have written like he was baked on opium (was he??), but he made quite a contribution.
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