Monday, August 27, 2007

Superfluous Explained


People keep asking me what 'superfluous' means and why it is the title of my blog.
Well first of all, Superfluous is my favorite word. And if I was ever on Inside the Actor's Studio, that would be my favorite word pick. Secondly, I used to not know how to pronounce superfluous, and I even looked like a total idiot trying to impress a guy with my expansive Russian Literature knowledge. (My favorite short story is called "First Love" by Ivan Turgenev, which can be found in the book, "Diary of a Superfuous Man").

Well of course I said Super-FlU-ous, when you should say: Su-Perfluous. Whatevs!
Here is the definition of Superfluous, which I guess if you read between the lines, you could say that is a definition of me. You tell me...

su·per·flu·ous –adjective
1.
being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
2.
unnecessary or needless.
3.
Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.

su·per·flu·ous·ly, adverb
su·per·flu·ous·ness, noun

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