Friday, June 19, 2009
/təˈrɪfɪk/ Show Spelled [tuh-rif-ik]
1.extraordinarily great or intense: terrific speed.
2.extremely good; wonderful: a terrific vacation.
3.causing terror; terrifying.
1660–70; < L terrificus frightening, equiv. to terr(ēre) to frighten + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic
/ˈtɛrəˌfaɪ/ Show Spelled [ter-uh-fahy] Show IPA
–verb (used with object), -fied, -fy⋅ing.
to fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid.
1565–75; < L terrificāre, equiv. to terr(ēre) to frighten + -ificāre -ify
I never really thought about these two words coming from the same root. Like awful and awesome.
Edward keeps telling me, "This is this." What does that even mean?
I'm here. And things are terrifyingly terrific. We seem to be in a period of excavating. And editing. And I've been doing a lot of etsy-ing. And Edward is potty-training.
And now I'm going to go plant more plants in the landscaping. Surely the boxwoods won't mind the butternut squash? Maybe they won't notice. shhhh....