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February 27, 2006



so "alcoholic" just has "-ic" appended. That means that those other words should be "chocolatic" and "shopic" and "workic," though, granted, they're not nearly so catchy that way.

Denial isn't just a river in Africa, you know.


Hey, I don't shop or work hard! (Alcohol and chocolate ignored, for the time being....)


Reminds me of a T-shirt I once saw.

"I'm like a chocoholic, only with booze."


I understand the "-oholic" v. "-ic" controversy here, but isn't the stigma connected to the "-ohol" suffix really the driver for all these pop terms? Nobody pretends that there's an upside to being and alcoholic, so by using the common suffix, you similarly attach the stigma to other terms. I'm not sure I've ever heard "chocoholic" used derogatorily (it's usually more tongue in cheek) but it communicates an addictive state, either wanted or unwanted. "Chocolatic" would tend to infer a predeliction toward chocolate, but without the obsessive component.

Maybe I'm just being too clinical about this....


189 - are you kidding me!??

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