Ramblings

meaningness

26 February, 2007 (07:23) | Ramblings

I used “Meaningness” in a sentence yesterday, and the other person questioned the existence of that word. I faltered, thought about it, and we came to the conclusion that it was not a word, and that i should have just used “meaning.” Post-conversation thoughts made me think of why I used that word. I swear It’s in songs somewhere, but I can’t find any lyrics (that i know) through a google search. But i felt vindicated that my instincts were right, even though they were also second guessed. Further thoughts on the word though make me try to think of a time when  “meaningness” is necessary and not able to be replaced with “meaning.”   so meaningness is meaningless.

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  • Zotz

    Two thoughts, meaningness is important in Scrabble and if the President of the United States can make up words, why not you?

    Warmest Regards,
    Zotz

  • Zotz

    Two thoughts, meaningness is important in Scrabble and if the President of the United States can make up words, why not you?

    Warmest Regards,
    Zotz

  • leuco

    If you can use meaninglessness, why not meaningness?

  • leuco

    If you can use meaninglessness, why not meaningness?

  • Runering

    meh… if it doesn’t exist, you didn’t say it

  • Runering

    meh… if it doesn’t exist, you didn’t say it