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accident-prone

If my memory serves me well, which is never a good thing to bet on, I think I’ve made this complaint about one or two other compound words discussed in this project, but I’ll make it again here. Why is accident-prone even here? Accident and prone are fairly simple words. They are both easy to […]

accidental

If something is accidental it happens by chance. That’s not surprising seeing as though an accident is something that happens by chance. It sort of follows, doesn’t it? This isn’t rocket science, people. However, seeing as though the dictionary writer and editor saw a need for separate entries for accidental and accident, I assume that […]

accident

We are all accidents. Women are typically born with somewhere between one and two million eggs. Only about 400 will mature at some point in her life, but it can be any 400 or so out of those one or two million million that do so. (See: http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/women-and-their-eggs-how-many-and-how-long) Each egg has half of the woman’s […]

accident

We are all accidents. Women are typically born with somewhere between one and two million eggs. Only about 400 will mature at some point in her life, but it can be any 400 or so out of those one or two million million that do so. (See: http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/women-and-their-eggs-how-many-and-how-long) Each egg has half of the woman’s […]

accidence

What I want to know is, did the person who came up with the word accidence do it on purpose? One wonders or, at least, I wonder because, despite being pronounced pretty much the same as accidents and appearing, based solely on the spelling, to be derived from the word accident, it has absolutely nothing […]