‘While there’s a perennial debate on the West Coast about whether and when business cards might become irrelevant, they continue to be at the center of business customs in China and Japan.’ [X]
- Completely opposed.
‘The problem with Segway is that almost no one wanted a $4000 scooter, and the only people that Segway did appeal to were socially-maladjusted, self-centered, self-important, “Hey everybody, look at me! I’m using this ostentatious expensive new gadget!” blowhards like Peter Shankman.’ [X]
English Language Question
How come words like artist, theist/atheist, moralist, etc… can have a form that ends in “ic” such as something that an artist does being artistic and something an atheist says is atheistic, when words like racist, feminist, etc…are usually used without the “ic” (when a feminist says something they are being feminist, not feministic)?
Is this simply slang over correct grammar or is there a grammatical reason for this difference?
- A mixture of feministic and fantastic.
‘That girl is so feministic!’
- Resembling cheese.