I Get Intellectualer Every Day

A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
-Ambrose Bieerce, The Devil's Dictionary

In a recent article, Newsweek's Jane Bryant Quinn writes:
"The commonest measure of value is the stock's price relative to the company's earnings (the P/E ratio), and techs look rich."

And I think, "commonest"? What?

Turns out, "commonest" is quite common. Totally acceptable.

Why did I not know this?

1 comment:

Idle Mind said...

Gooder, skinded(usually refering to skin color), bestest... adding another syllable is more fun to people...including me.