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Why is the word big so small?

Asked by b (1873points) June 14th, 2009

While the word infinitesimal so big?

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DarkScribe's avatar

It depends what language you use. In most European languages it is a variation of “Grand”.

Vincentt's avatar

That’s like saying “why isn’t the word phonetic phonetic?” Why would it need to be? In fact, it would only be more confusing, because you might get the idea that it only applies to word length. Or something :P

ratboy's avatar

I don’t know. Is the word “heterological” heterological?

juwhite1's avatar

Why is the word minuscule so long?

DarkScribe's avatar

To make under-endowed men feel better?

scamp's avatar

An old line I heard George Carlin use: It’s like “jumbo shrimp and military intelligence, they’re mutually exclusive.”

LexWordsmith's avatar

and “freezer burn”.

@ratboy : oh, sure, pluck the low-lying fruit, whydoncha?<grin> Might as well ask why all cretins are lyres.

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