Sunday, May 3, 2009

Yet More Annoyances

Jumbo Shrimp: It's not an oxymoron. Shrimp are pretty small animals. "Shrimpy" is an adjective derived from the name of the animal used to describe something as small. Some shrimp are large relative to other shrimp. Even the biggest shrimp are small relative to humans, but they may be large for their species. A jumbo shrimp is larger than a typical shrimp. There's nothing contradictory about it.

Gravity Defying: If, for example, an X-treme skateboarding dude does an X-treme skateboard move where he gets mad, sick air off of a gnarly halfpipe, someone may say that his ability to get said mad, sick air is gravity defying. It is not. Jumping really high is well within the laws of gravity. Flight is in no way gravity defying or it wouldn't work. You can't simply stop obeying physical laws which govern movement. There's no way.


Anonymous said...

Still, Military Intelligence remains questionable. All I am saying I give peace a chance.

Jake said...

Who are you and what are you talking about?