Talk:comparable adjective

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I replaced the non-comparable example absolute because, although a literal meaning would preclude "more absolute", you actually find it used with reasonable frequency. The same is not true with extra.--Brett 01:52, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

No problem. Sounds, like, you know, pretty much absolutely OK to me. But I wonder about giving a free ride to improper usage just because it is common. Perhaps, this could be a place to reinforce the meaning of non-comparable adjectives. <|;>- Grapeguy 01:51, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
How do you decide what's improper? You might add some kind of usage note saying that some people object to usage X because of reason y.--Brett 11:54, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh, you wishy-washy descriptive linguists! What ever happened to the good old-fashioned dogmatic grammar teachers? :) -- I'll keep usage notes in mind for future reference, but I agree that a clearer example like yours is all we need here.Grapeguy 17:21, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
That's Mr. Wishy-Washy to you! :-)--Brett 17:24, 8 January 2008 (UTC)