Two-Faceon August 8, 2012 at 12:00 am
Dear Reader, don’t you enjoy what Tony did in that fifth panel? I know I did.
So—on Monday, I told a story about how I sorta…screwed everything up vis-a-vis the Greenpoint Coffee House. Well, since I know you love all this inside baseball SO MUCH, here’s another tiger tidbit involving the word “Chtoniate.”
So, obviously, I took the word “chtonic” (from the Greek for earth, I believe) —which had long ago been co-opted to mean infernal, demonic, etc and et al.—and slapped on the second-person plural suffix -iate. Who doesn’t love futzing around with suffixes?
Point is (and darlings, I’m NOT the best proof-reader), Tony calls me and says—”How is this word “Cthoniate” supposed to be spelled?” ”How it’s written,” I retort (well, not really, and I’m pretty sure this whole exchange was via text, but it’s more dramatic this way, Dear Reader), to which Tony replies “But you write it differently EVERY TIME.”
Well, I don’t really have an button for the end of this particular story, so…let’s close out by saying I then found twenty dollars. Aren’t I the luckiest little scamp you know?
Be seeing you.