Saturday March 8th 2014 Tim
The aggrandizement, and better to put a 'the'
before the word rather than an 'an,' otherwise it begins to sound like a
technical description rather than the subjective and derogatory
expression that I prefer. And a funny thing too, for those of us who
might call ourselves "primitive grammarians," is the distinction between
"The Pompous Arse" and "A Pompous Arse." And if you're trying to polish
whatever French you might be in possession of, by reading
headlines from the AFP, you soon find that "se rediculiser" pretty
much covers everything in any language.
'Se' means oneself, and I believe it can also mean
'themselves.' 'Se rediculiser' probably means to
make a fool of oneself. And here there are some who would
prefer the word 'translates' to the vague and wishy-washy
'probably means.' But I am one of those people who turns
purple when confronted by the semi-colon, so stuff like
'past participle' and 'intransitive reflexive verb'
absolutely informs me why it is I believe there could be
something wrong with our species.