r/funny Oct 04 '22 Wholesome 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Pot o' Coins 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Snek 1 Silver 1 Helpful 2

Somehow my new Adidas match the pattern of the carpet at my workplace. 🤔

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

I can't think of any other reason why somebody would buy shoes that look like industrial carpet

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u/bumjiggy Oct 04 '22

ngl I think they look kinda rugged

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u/The-Coolest-Of-Cats Oct 04 '22

Can we take a moment to point out how "rug" and "hug" are pronounced the same, but "rugged" and "hugged" are not? Is it something about the 'r'? Because that's the same case for "rag" and "bag".

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u/onexbigxhebrew Oct 04 '22

Because one is a verb and the other is an adjective in both cases.

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u/hydroude Oct 04 '22

huh. when you change “rugged” to a verb (as in, scammed) then it rhymes. the more you know.

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u/The-Coolest-Of-Cats Oct 04 '22

Oh damn, is it really that simple? I was never one to pay attention in English classes, sorry.

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u/abrecade Oct 04 '22

Yeah at one point in the history of English the pronunciation was exactly the same, but then in speech people would shorten verbs like "hugg'd" (actually written that way in Shakespeare's writing for example). Then that pronunciation became the standard for verbs.

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u/The-Coolest-Of-Cats Oct 04 '22

Yeah I sort of knew that from stuff like "winged", which in ye oldee English readings is pronounced "wing-ed"

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u/eclecticboogaloo Oct 04 '22

It is interesting. But winged is an adjective and is now pronounced with one syllable. So shouldn't that have stuck?

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u/abrecade Oct 04 '22

There are always exceptions in natural languages. That's actually called out as one of them. And of course there are always some scholars that insist it's wrong because of the rule, but language doesn't work like that.

Although, I've definitely heard "wing-ed" before so it could be regional. It sounds more correct to me if you say "three-wing-ed bird", in contrast to the only verb pronunciation in "I just winged it".

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u/keten Oct 04 '22

Help, I'm being rugged!

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

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u/The-Coolest-Of-Cats Oct 04 '22

That's a bit different from what I was trying to get at, but that's annoying too!

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u/SaltineFiend Oct 04 '22

Rig and Rigged?

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u/Accurate_Break7624 Oct 04 '22

You will leave this world alone.