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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!