The word ridiculous is spelled without the letter e. Each i sound is a short i, as in sick and as in ring. Therefore, if you’re going to do something silly like abbreviate the word, you should not insert a long e sound into the first syllable. It should not sound like “reedic.” Similarly, when emphasizing the ridiculousness of something by elongating the first syllable, the word does not become reeeeeediculous. Cease and desist in all incorrect pronunciation. As a matter of fact, you should just stop ridiculously abbreviating words altogether.

Maybe later we’ll delve into the unnecessary inclusion of the letter d when abbreviating refrigerator.


6 Responses

  1. How’s your hatorade?

    Cold, as it should be.

  2. you should check out cakewrecks, if you want to be amused by typos in icing.

  3. How often does one run across an abbreviated ‘ridiculous’?

    Well, I guess often enough.

    Once is too often, friend.

  4. Wooow. Breathe deep, I-66.

    Please. Just because I’m not drunk at work right now doesn’t mean you can give me shit. :)

  5. What is wrong with you people in Warshington?

  6. True. Everyone knows it’s ridic. Or riDICK, if you’re a perv. Enjoy that last one.

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