1.24.2012

Gorilla Munch Much?

Some time ago I wrote on connotation and a bit about how words have two meanings, one is connotative and the other is denotative, or one is going to have some negative/positive spin and the other is the dictionary meaning.  The word 'munch', well, according to dictionary.com:

verb (used with object)
to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly.

That is denotation...That's what I think of when I look at that gorilla going at it up there.  I can see in the background the baby gorilla and I really feel like I'm in the jungle, pounding my hands and bantering, even hissing at those non-alpha males that want in on the action.

What about connotation?  I don't think there is really anything that is positive about this word in that regard.  If you don't think that there could have been a better word then why don't you visit urbandictionary.com and see what they have to say about it?  I'm sure you'll be pleasantly or uncomfortably surprised, depending on your convictions.

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3 comments:

  1. can i just say, it's great to see you are still blogging!

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  2. I love the add for 'munch mugs and t-shirts' under the definition on urbandictionary lol

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  3. I'm still here, but a little slower than ever. We had some medical stuff that slowed us down, but we've got it all buried now :)

    G, the question is, did you buy 1,000 of those t-shirts? I might have even bought them if given the opportunity. Heh.

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