Category talk:English uncomparable adjectives
There are so many adjectives here for belonging to places - Argentinian etc, it might be better to remove them all and add a comment stating the rule. They are just cluttering the page and hiding the interesting words. I can't think of a single example where we would use ...er or ...est for a person's geographical identity. —This unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk).
- Actually, most such adjectives can be used in the sense "characteristic of [place]", and in that sense they are comparable (not with -er, -est, but with more, most). These would mostly be for national/regional/ethnic things or practices (either known or just stereotypical). An example would be "What's more Japanese than sushi?", "A kebab is the most Turkish thing I can think of." or "a more American approach to marketing". You can find lots of usage for such constructions. Think also of constructions like "as American as apple pie", etc., which also makes "American" comparative. – Krun 10:47, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
- So, yeah, these words don't really belong here at all. – Krun 10:48, 26 June 2009 (UTC)