March 24, 2004


Rachel Shallit posts here and here about an interesting new morphological fad: "X + ness = X, which I am trying to be funny or cute about". This has something to do with the cutesy snowclone "crunchy X goodness", as in "CSS, XSLT, XUL, HTML, XHTML, MathML, SVG, and lots of other crunchy XML goodness", or " is filled to the brim with crunchy Cthulhu goodness" or "Now with more crunchy sarcastic goodness in every bite", or "this week, I have nearly 300 pages of crunchy Economist goodness to read." For some crunchy goodness from nearly 30 years ago, look here.

Posted by Mark Liberman at March 24, 2004 07:33 PM