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Chris -- 2015-05-30
There’re so many hits on the web for “been abound” that I was driven to try to find a dictionary entry for abound (adj.), without success (on the web).
Last edited by David Bird (2017-12-05 11:40:51)
The question for me is, how does she understand the word abound? What is the origin of this innovation? Does been abundant sound wrong to her? Does she not know the connection between abound and abundant? Is she making a blend between around and abundant? Is she making an analogy with around? Does she or any of the hundred other users think that abound is related to bound or bountiful? Substituting verbs for adjectives just doesn’t work: he has been surround; she is redound. If you add “it is abound” to this list, it sounds to me as though there is some bounding going on.
I just encountered this one minutes ago: The video on female ejaculation about halfway down this webpage uses “abound” as an adjective at about the 1:18 mark.
Last edited by Dixon Wragg (2017-12-12 13:13:10)
As for the video you pointed us to, Dixon, it abounds in the direction of the original hydrodynamic sense of classical Latin abundāre, to overflow, to emanate, issue, or spring forth, to flow copiously. Here’s , for the faint of heart.