I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

by Marinka on November 16, 2011

Welcome back to I’m Right, You’re Wrong, a fun feature where you decide who’s right and who’s wrong.  Because you’re smart.  And almost unspeakably gorgeous.

To preserve the integrity of this process, I do not reveal which positions I and my archenemy of the moment have.  So you get to decide on merit alone, and not on who you like best.  We’re not shooting fish in the barrel here, you know.

Dilemma: As Marinka was writing a post, she used the word sonorific.  The dreaded red-line appeared underneath the post indicating either that Marinka was pregnant or that she mis-spelled the word.  She then Googled the word and although it appears that it was spelled correctly, Dictionary.com thinks that the word means something else.  So, what does sonorific mean? (No Googling!)

Disagreers: Marinka and Dictionary.com

Position One: Inducing sleep.  This warm milk is making me sonorific.  Yawn!

Position Two: Producing a sound.  My tummy is grumbling! How sonorific! Yikes!

What do you think?

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Sarah November 16, 2011 at 5:04 am

Number two. The first is soporific.

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tracy@sellabitmum
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 7:11 am

I believe it has to do with sound – but me no like big words this early in the morning.

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Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes November 16, 2011 at 7:14 am

Could it be that the word you where looking for is ‘soporific’?
I suggest taking the middle road and creating a new word : ‘snorific’. Meaning ‘snore-inducing’ or ‘will soon lead to me snoring’ as in ‘this morning powerpoint was snorific’

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Cheryl
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 7:53 am

I agree with you. Had to rack my tired brain to figure out what was wrong with the word. It’s always the P that gets ya in trouble with polysyllabic words. I like the compromise word better than either original.

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Amelia November 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm

One of my favorite movies Wit discusses this word in detail, I agree, you’re looking for soporific.

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Roshni November 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm

great idea!!!

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Becky Rice
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

I thought it meant the reaction a couple gets when the sex of their unborn child is determined, via the marvels of modern technology. But I’ll vote for sound.

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Loukia November 16, 2011 at 8:00 am

You’re smart. Whatever you say! 😉

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Aurelie
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

SoPorific means inducing sleep. I believe Position 2 wins it!

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Tasha
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 8:45 am

That sounds like a word my eight year old made up. Not that you think like an eight year old boy or anything. But if he came to me and asked what it meant I’d tell him to go ask his Dad. So. Go ask my husband.

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b a seagull
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

I asked Tasha’s husband. You are right.

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Zak November 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

I think it is the second definition, having to do with sound.

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Megan November 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

Sonor = sound. Sonorific = producing sound.

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cranky old man
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

Well I thought it refered to a really great male child, but as that is not an option, I will say inducing sleep.

Cranky Old Man

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Catherine
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

Producing sound.

Duh. Everyone knows that.

And yes, I googled it.

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joeinvegas November 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

Marinka’s pregnant? everyone just skipped over that revelation

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Tonya November 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

Congrats Marinka! When are you due?

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magpie November 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

OMG! You’re pregnant! How cool is that?!

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dusty earth mother November 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Totally going to the shower for Baby Sonorific!

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Dorothy November 16, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Because I’m smart and unbelievably gorgeous (how did you know?!), I vote for sound inducing, the other soporific is sleep inducing which btw is not your blog, ever!!

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Olga
Twitter:
November 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Given a letter “n” looks like lower case Russian “п” no wonder you got confused. I’ll go with my gut.. well my sonorous grumbling tummy

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MommyTime
Twitter:
November 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

It has to do with producing sound. Soporific = producing sleep. As in: “Reading badly-punctuated papers containing dull, unoriginal thinking about Victorian novels is particularly soporific when I don’t feel well.”

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MommyTime
Twitter:
November 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

Also, just so you know, the tendency to fall asleep mid-sentence is not indicative of the condition “narcosleepy,” even though it seems like it should be. Narcolepsy sounds like a tendency to rat people out, but that, too, is incorrect. English is just hard.

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MFA Mama
Twitter:
November 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

I vote two!

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deb November 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

how ’bout sonoporific – then you’re right either way…or does that mean: sounds that produce sleep?

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pam November 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

It means producing sound. I know that because I goed to skool where I got learnink.

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Dana
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November 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

Shit! I picked the first then read through your comments to learn I paid too much for a fancy education that taught me nothing.

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