Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pig headed conjugations

Bertrand Russell presented the following "conjugation" of an "irregular verb":

     I am firm.
     You are obstinate.
     He is a pig-headed fool.

Use that pattern to conjugate more "verbs" -- actually adjectives! -- irregularly, going from flattery to insult. Begin the first with I, the second with you and the last with he or she.

Make up your own or use the following for inspiration:

     concerned
     beautiful
     imaginative
     affectionate

Inspired by The Play of Words: Fun & Games for Language Lovers by Richard Lederer.
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