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Sunday, November 04, 2007


Current mood: accomplished

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Hello, UG!

Time for an update! (Because I'm sure everyone has been holding their breath, waiting for me to post a new blog).

So the other day, we got a list of "vocab words" to study (I can't believe they're still doing this shit, by the way). One of the words was "atrophy," which is a really easy word, defined as "the wasting away of a body organ or tissue, or any such progressive decline or failure." Reading this, I thought to myself, I thought "Gunpowder (because I call myself by my UG username), this makes no sense. Progressive decline? Doesn't progress imply to build, to advance, to improve, to make better?"

So that got me thinking; what's the term for a "progressive decline?" Regression just doesn't cut it for me, since the prefix "re" doesn't imply negativity. So I tried to figure this out.

The positive connotations of the word "progress" are created as a result of the prefix "pro." The term for a "progressive decline" must use the opposite of the prefix pro. What is this opposite? Why, "con," of course.

Therefore, I submit that the real term for a progressive decline is "Congress."

Coincidence? I think not.

Cheers to whoever decided to read my text wall.
3:29 pm - 10 comments - 5 Kudos - Report!
p o e wrote on Nov 5th, 2007 4:15am

cheers to you man

and what is progress? progress to one person may be loss to another


Fyre Deity wrote on Nov 5th, 2007 5:39am

So....................... congress is bad?

Anyway, i think u deserve a kudo for smokin' waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much herb...


nancyyyishhh wrote on Nov 5th, 2007 8:46am

Haha, I think learning new vocab deserves a kudo. x]


Jackal58 wrote on Dec 8th, 2007 4:01pm

Everybody knows the opposite of progress is congress.


kyron wrote on Dec 20th, 2007 11:18am

haha.. i had read something very similar to this before... but you made it sound cooler


stratman_13 wrote on May 14th, 2008 4:58pm


Awesome. Yes. I'm commenting on a year-old blog. Sue me :p:


delicious wrote on Aug 15th, 2008 5:06pm

You could call it "Retrogress" or "Digress"
Kudos to you for overthinking a simple phrase, though.


Le_Meow117 wrote on Oct 15th, 2008 11:06pm

Umm.. i hate to say it man, but progressive decline is something that gets worse and worse at a faster rate each day month or week.

And Congress never made progress


LazySandman wrote on Oct 30th, 2008 2:10am

Solid thinking, I really can't argue with that one (although I am slightly tempted to put some BS argument up there just because).


LazySandman wrote on Oct 30th, 2008 2:11am

sorry... forgot to give due kudo(s)


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