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Aug. 9th, 2008

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Poll #1238042 Hype suffixes

What's your favorite sarcastically gratuitous hype suffix?

-tastic
19(52.8%)
-(e)riffic
4(11.1%)
-licious
8(22.2%)
other (specify in comments)
5(13.9%)

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From:darksasami
Date:August 9th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
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See, it doesn't work like that--it's all about context and flow. A comment about a movie that you cut short in mid-sentence because you don't want to give out the ending before the person you're talking to has seen it may be spoileriffic, but your life-saving surgery is more liver-transplantastic. Maybe I'm just a perfectionist, but I don't like to graft unless I can shoot for the full-on portmanteau.

Though darn it, now that's got me wanting to find excuses to refer to things as "soap-on-a-ropacetic" and "pantscendental."
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From:palabrajot
Date:August 10th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
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'Pantscendental' is my new favorite synonym for the trouser-transcendent in my circle. Thank you.
Neologasm!
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From:q_pheevr
Date:August 10th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
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Well said! Let's suit the affix to the base, for euphony is reckoned case by case.

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From:darksasami
Date:August 11th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
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And when you fit the meter to the sounds, then ostentacularity abounds!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 10th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
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But what do you do if you can't think of a suitable affix for the target word?
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 10th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Can't think of a suitable affix? That's highly lazilogical!
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From:darksasami
Date:August 11th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
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This is why I love that English is the language I happen to have as native. There's always an alternate target word!
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From:krinndnz
Date:August 10th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)

because there's never enough 3030

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When in doubt, go with Del.

It's going to be interspectacular! Fantabulous! It'll blow your socks off! It's one of those things where machine versus man, man versus woman, woman versus your mother. Be there! Intergalactic Rap Battle! It's ... instupituous!
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From:tracerj
Date:August 10th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
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It depends. -tastic is a favourite, but some words require others.

I will always adore – and find every possible reason to utilise – the word "blasphelicious".
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 10th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
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I'm suddenly thinking that movies such as "Dogma", and maybe "The Life of Brian", could be described as "blasphloitation".
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From:baxil
Date:August 10th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
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IMHO, "-tastic" gets the edge for the specific reason that it's the suffix that works best with "awesome." Awesometastic!
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From:just_the_ash
Date:August 10th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
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"Asstastic" has assonance -- that is, it's the same short "a" in "ass" and "-tastic." The syllables also share the "s" sound.

By the way, did you read Stephen Fry's latest technology-column feed? "Laptop machines" is an anagram of "Apple Macintosh." :D :D :D
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 10th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Heh! I'll have to look for that.
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From:ted_ursus
Date:August 10th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
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there's always uber- as a prefix
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 11th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
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This is, far and away, my favourite prefix. (I often attach it to "Christian" to talk about those who share my faith (in name only) who have been told by Fred Phelps to "tone it down, you're too radical".)
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From:ronald_mack
Date:August 10th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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I use Macktacular as a screen name several places, because someone once said I was rated M for Mactacular. So I guess -tacular.
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From:darksasami
Date:August 11th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
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I knew there were more when I posted earlier! I had forgotten all about -tacular...and -tronic!
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From:deckardcanine
Date:August 11th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
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I have a thing for S and Z sounds, as is evident in my comic, so "-(e)riffic" couldn't win for me. I think "-licious" lost because it evokes the sense of taste, which is unpleasant for most of the things those adjectives describe. (Bootylicious? I'm no salad tosser.)
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