Tuesday, 19 August 2008

snigger snigger

Whereas you conjugate a verb, in some languages (for example Latin) you decline a noun. For example, the declension for the Latin puer, meaning 'boy', is:

puer - nominative
puer·ī - genitive
puer·ō - dative
puer·um - accusative
puer·ō - ablative
puer - vocative
puer·ō - locative

From whence we get the English word 'puerile', an adjective meaning:

1. Characteristic of, or pertaining to, a boy or boys
2. Childish; trifling; silly.

Which brings us in turn to this:

Highly amusing.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

I love a bit of puerile humour, hence this post: