Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Insanity" vs "sanity"

So you you say that someone is "sane" then that means they're...sane!

If you say that someone is "insane" then that means that person is not sane.

But "insane" is made up of the words "in" and "sane." So if someone is "in sane" then doesn't that mean that they're saner than anyone else who is simply sane?

So should "insane" be said "unsane" since "un" before the "sane" would mean that the person isn't sane?

...just a random thing that occurred to me...

7 comments:

Diandra said...

Same with "in-appropriate behavior"? :-) Or "in-justice"?

Sarita Rucker said...

Good point.

Travis Erwin said...

Don't forget in-grateful.

Sarita Rucker said...

There seem to be so many of those. lol

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm always suspicious of those who can't understand that there is a very short distance between insanity and sanity; only two tiny letters.

Sarita Rucker said...

Hmm, I hadn't thought of it in those terms before.

Sarita Rucker said...

I was thinking about this, and, you know, public is just one letter away from being pubic.

Just a random thing that occurred to me.