Mundane as a noun[change]
Although you can say, "the mundane," that doesn't make it a noun. Note that, as with other adjective, you can only use it with the. You can't use it with a (or pluralize it), as you can for countable nouns. Nor can you say some mundane as you can with other non-count nouns. Dictionary.com has no noun entry, nor does the OED (actually, it does, but they are obsolete: 1 A dweller in the earthly world. 2 a woman of fashion).
If you allow mundane as a noun, then near every adjective would also have noun senses: the old, the new, the big, the small, the great, the high, the different, the political, the important, etc.--Brett 16:36, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
- Err... originally meant to refer to the mundanes in this sense. My mind must have drifted off... I'll rewrite it.--TBC 08:12, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
- On second thought, we wouldn't really need that sort of jargon on simple... deleting it entirely then...--TBC 08:19, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
- Usually I just take the definitions off the main Wiktionary and simplify them. Since the English Wiktionary described mundane as a verb (apparently referring to that fanfic jargon), I must have written it as a noun as well... sorry for all the confusion then...--TBC 08:24, 2 March 2008 (UTC)