linguoboy wrote:dEhiN wrote:france-eesti wrote:sometimes feels like an asocial bear
Asocial works, but I think antisocial is more common and colloquial. I know I would naturally go for the anti- prefix for a lot of words over the a- prefix.
There's a subtle distinction here, which is typical when both a-prefixed and anti-prefixed variants exist. "Asocial" simply means "not social". "Antisocial" means "actively hostile toward society". (At least, that's its core meaning; I have heard it used loosely where "asocial" would be more appropriate.)
Good point! I guess I'm used to, and have generally seen, the anti- prefix in a general meaning synonymous to the a- prefix: not whatever-follows-the-prefix.
linguoboy wrote:Does masala chai count?
I'm so glad you didn't say masala chai tea!
linguoboy wrote:The person after me can cha-cha with the best of them.
Sadly, I've never learned the cha-cha, nor the can-can or any other related dances. While I'm a musician, and musicality runs through my veins, music through dance does not!
The person after me wakes up every day feeling tired and not fully rested, even if they've gotten 8 hours of sleep.