Friday, October 05, 2012

Deep thought

Shouldn't denuded mean clothes put back on?


Ocean said...

No, in this case the prefix de- is emphatic and implies the action of taking off clothes (or covers) after there have been clothes on.

Nude, alone, implies the lack of clothes, but it doesn't indicate whether there were clothes before or not. So a baby is born nude. But you would denude the baby before a bath.

See how easy it is to ruin humor? ;)

M. Bouffant said...

I am gruntled w/ this whole thing.

Brendan Keefe said...

A first for you!


TC said...

And "denial" means taking a river out of Egypt.