Jan 13, 2009

Legacy Post: Emerge and Immerge

Originally posted November 3rd, 2004:

I hate the english language sometimes. For instance;

1. (a word you probably know) emerge: to rise from or as if from an enveloping fluid : come out into view
2. (a word you might not know) immerge: to plunge into or immerse oneself in (defin. of immerse--to plunge into something that surrounds or covers)

Mind you the important part is that immerge (pronounced ym-urge) and emerge (commonly pronounced ym-urge as well) mean opposite things. Bless our language...