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Thursday, October 05, 2006
A pet peeve of mine...
Call me crazy, but I HATE the word "personable".

The suffix -able means "able to be", as in controllable, or regrettable.

What the hell, then, does "personable" mean? "Able to be a person?" You're damned right, I'm personable! What person isn't? Maybe in a few years, when we live with robots, it'll be a good thing for a robot to be "personable". If I worked on an assembly line, then perhaps it'd be great if I were "robotable". But "personable"?

I cringe when I hear that word. Even worse when it's directed towards me.

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