who else never noticed there was a limit on pm's? i never send a lot of them. usually i include my email to use that. i am fine with any measures needed to keep a limit on spammers. sorry that the original poster got an inaccurate message and spent 3 days writing three messages! personally, i would have tried again, cuz i dont like being told what to do...
Valid point. I tried looking up "Dundant" and it seems the word doesn't exist. So, how is it a prefix like "re" can be placed with a non-existant word and give it meaning?
Should we start on the word "redundant" now?
A strange word, that.How can something be "re-dundant" if it's never been "dundant"?
I also split off the suffix "ant" which left "dund" which is also not a word. The suffix "ant" changes a verb to an adjective. Still nonsense.
I finally came up with this:
“Red” is a color, “und” is German for “and”, and “ant” is a small colonizing insect.
So, “red", "and", "ant” equates to “red ant” which, when in a colony, are abundant and therefore redundant.
well, if you look at latin instead of german, und- means wave. red- is in fact the same as re-... i believe it is different to counteract the fact that the word starts with a vowel. think of redact and redargue--dact is not a word, nor is dargue, but act and argue are words.
so, you could translate redundant as "re-waving," or "re-flowing." to redound (which is a word) is to return (to flow back), so to be redundant is to flow back characterized as flowing back to the same subject. or, if we are to take some artistic license, as there is no word "ound" from redound, we could say say it is to re-wound, and to be redundant is to wound again!
but in all serious, if you want to have that sort of connotation, you could coin a neo-latinate word and say that c-net forum members like to be "revulnant." i just searched revulnant, and it seems i have coined a word which does not exist in google, and thus i include has never been uttered. all 4 "links" are actually google misreading typeface for the latin words repugnant and repugnantes.