What the Eff is ADE?
My friends and I were playing scrabble at home. I can't think of any word to put, I have the letters A E and D.
L A W
A D E
"What the fuck is ADE?" sabi ni Bingo. "I know AIDE. But what in hell is ADE!"
"Meron nyan! Check mo pa sa Dictionary." I said. And he checked his mobile dictionary for the meaning of the word ADE.
Word not Found!
"You have to update your software man! Meron talaga nyan." Sabi ko.
"I know there's such a word. I think pareho lang ng meaning yung ade and aide. Magkaiba lang ng ispelling, parang meter at metre." Sabi nung isa kung friend. Itago na lang natin sya sa pangalang Marikit d'Birthday Gurl! More support si ateh sa akin bilang bestest friend ko sya. Syempre tawa lang ako ng tawa. Chuz!
At dahil katiwatiwala ako, eh they all believed me. Nyahaha!
Actually I already checked SOWPODS master list of accepted three letter words. And I didn't find the word ADE in the list. So I knew that 'ade' is not a word. But ey, I needed the extra points. Nyahaha! So I had to wear my best poker face to make them believe me.
By the way, here is a list of accepted three letter words that starts with letter A kung nakyu-curious kayo:
AAH AAL ABA ABB ABO ABY ACE ACH ACT ADD ADO ADZ+AFF AFT AGA AGE AGO AHA AIA AID AIL AIM AIN AIR AITAKE ALA ALB ALE ALL ALP ALT AMA AMI AMP AMU ANA ANDANE ANI ANN ANT ANY APE APT* ARB ARC ARD ARE ARF ARKARM ART ARY ASH ASK ASP ASS+ ATE ATT AUF AUK AVA AVEAVO AWA AWE AWL AWN AXE AYE AYU AZO
ADE is not included in the list.
So, does that mean ADE is not at all a word?
According to Wikipedia:
An ade is a beverage made from diluted fruit juice and sweetener. It is usually used as a suffix, as in lemonade, limeade and orangeade. An ade is generally a combination of fruit juice, sugar and water. Ades are not usually carbonated except in certain regions, such as the British Isles and some other parts of Europe.
But when I checked Merriam-Webster:
3 entries found for ade
Main Entry: Ade
Function: biographical name
George 1866-1944 American humorist & playwright
ade can be found at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com.
Main Entry: -ade
Function: noun suffix
Etymology: French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan -ada, from Late Latin -ata, from Latin, feminine of -atus -ate
1 : act : action
2 : product; especially : sweet drink
Well, I guess there really is no such word huh! OK, suffix na kung suffix. Shet!
Pero nde ko aaminin ke Bingo. I will not tell him my boo-boo noh! LOL! Nyahahaha!