28 March, 2006

White Vocabulary: supersede

Posted by alex in White vocabulary at 2:53 pm | Permanent Link

From a Harvard student’s review of “V for Vendetta.”

The parts of the movie that dealt with the stifling woodenness of totalitarian vocabulary, the weariness bred by constant exposure to lies, and the indestructibility of human dignity were extremely well done, but were in many ways superceded by the childish desire to score cheap political points against Bush.

Note the misspelling; should be superSeded. This verb is misspelled as often as it is spelled correctly. Join the elite. Spell ‘supersede’ correctly. Be an army of one.

supersede

  1. To take the place of; replace.
  2. To cause to be set aside, especially to displace as inferior or antiquated.

Note that the noun is ‘supersession.’


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  6. 4 Responses to “White Vocabulary: supersede”

    1. Jim Says:

      >>> the indestructibility of human dignity WERE >>>

      Shouldn’t this be ‘was’? Just askin’.

    2. alex Says:

      No. The ‘were’ agrees with ‘parts.’

    3. Jim Says:

      Oh, right. Thanks. So where’s The Cat Lady? I thought she would give us a “V for Vendetta” review since she liked “The Matrix” sequels so much.

    4. alex Says:

      If she writes one, of course we’ll post it.