On 5/1/10 12:54 PM, M.S. Soderquist wrote: > Gary Shannon wrote: >> Perhaps almost as pointless as conlanging and golf, to pick two other >> pointless pursuits at random. Name one pursuit that IS pointful (to >> coin an adjective, which is itself a pointless activity since nobody >> will every use it, as attested to by the fact that Joss Whedon used >> "pointy" as the opposite of "pointless" (which also never caught on) >> when he pointlessly wrote the script to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", >> yet another pointless TV drama.) >> > I am going to use "pointful" at least 5 times this week. It will make me > happy and will annoy a few other people in an amusing way. I realize > it's not very pointful, but there's a certain point where pointless > randomosity crosses over to pointful play, where the point is to have fun. > > Goodness, English has some weird sounding words in it. "Point" would be > one of those, to me. It sounds like it ought to mean the sound of a > large rubber band being plucked. Pontificent!