Friday, April 8, 2016

#atozchallenge: Ginormous

ginormous =
gigantic + enormous

 

“Ginormous” means really, really big. Kind of like “humongous,” which is supposedly a portmanteau of “huge” and “enormous,” but I couldn’t work it out. Merriam-Webster, considered the dictionary of American English, uses “humongous” as the definition of “ginormous.” I looked to see if the reverse was also true, but it wasn’t.

I think it’s an age-related thing whether you use “ginormous” or “humongous.” Which do you prefer?

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from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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