How did it get to be seven o’clock on Saturday morning? I know, in the usual way. And in the increasingly usual way, I am making my Lame Post Friday post late. These things happen.
Here is something that occurred to me as I typed the preceding: we always say “o’clock.” Nobody ever says “of the clock.” At least I never hear them do it. I guess that is one of those lost positives I have heard about, like “ept.”
Speaking of “ept,” my most often heard lost positive, I think it is not really one. I believe the positive form on “inept” is “adept.” I thought of that all by myself. Of course, I am no linguist and could be full of beans. Somebody who really knows etymology (that is the right word; I looked it up) could probably set me straight. I do not mind at all if anybody cares to be didactic about it in the comments.
Incidentally, while I typed in the line about thinking of it myself, I could practically hear somebody saying, “Got a lot of time on your hands, do you?” This is a bit of condescension I think we could all do without. I have been guilty of it myself and now that I think about it, I decide that I am going to try to stop saying it. And for the record, I do not have a lot of time on my hands but often leave things undone while my mind chases these convoluted thoughts.
I see I am getting to 250 words. Lame words? Well I think that is the point of Lame Post Friday.