The day before Christmas I signed up for dictionary.com’s word of the day e-mail. It’s free (but given the amount of advertizing on that site, I’m sure they sell your information. Oh, well.)
Today’s word is “Paltry”–of little worth or insignificant.
Did you know that the compartive and superlative forms are “paltrier” and “paltriest?” Did you know “paltry” had a comparitive and superlative form?
“This appetizer course is paltry. I’ve never seen paltrier!”
Or, “That’s the paltriest excuse for a defense I’ve ever seen in the NFL!”
Okay, maybe that does work.