Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The Bridge of Bridges!

Let's talk about superlative adjectives, shall we? You know, those adjectives that usually end in -est, like biggest and warmest. I love these kinds of words. They are the craziest, funniest, strangest, and amazingest words in English. Here are some examples from today's run at the High Bridge Trail. 

The world's slowest happiest runner. 

The easiest running surface (crushed gravel). 

The clearest directions. 

The prettiest river in Southside (the one and only Appomattox). 

The hottest ball in the sky. 

The slowest construction job ever. (It's taking them forever to complete the visitor center.) 

The buggiest course (yes, I forgot my bug spray -- again.) Begone, stupid horsefly!!! 

The quickest way of getting in your 10,000 daily steps. 

The longest bridge in southern Virginia. 

Hebrew, by the way, doesn't have superlative adjectives. The way you say "holiest place" is "holy of holies" or "kingliest king" is "king of kings." So I guess the high bridge in Farmville is the bridgiest bridge or the bridge of bridges.  

Ya gotta love language!