“over” : do we overuse it?

too much …

over-

too little …

under-

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What’s the first word you think of when you hear the sound “over?” Do you hear it as a prefix as in “overwork” “overweight?” ; as an adverb as in “fly over, run over, walk all over” Maybe you hear Judy Garland singing … “Somewhere over the rainbow?

overbooked ? overcooked? overlooked? overzooked? (no, the last one wouldn’t score a point in scrabble, I’m afraid … but who knows? maybe someone will create a meaning for it and it will take on a life of its own?)

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If you can change the prefix “over …” to “under” then you’re on to something. “underbooked … = seats available!

undercooked = (not baked, steamed, fried or panned or broiled …. ENOUGH yet)

Over /Under … a very useful pair!

Now … your turn!

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