A funny thing happened on our way to trimming the list of contenders in this season's edition of Adjective SURVIVOR! from five to four: y'all couldn't decide if you disliked DECREPIT or CALLOUS more, and each of 'em ended up with 17 votes and 27% of the total. And you know what that means ...
Them's the rules, and as unfortunate as it is that one of our adjectives doesn't get an all-expenses-paid trip to Isla Sorna to cook in the finale, we have to send both adjectives packing this week. Good night, Sweet Princes.
There was some confusion last week over the definition of CALLOUS, and, in an effort to ensure that all our adjectives get a fair shake in this week's voting, here's how Merriam-Webster defines each of the words that's still remaining in the contest:
SHAMBOLIC (sham·bol·ic) \sham-ˈbä-lik\ obviously disorganized or confused
SENILE (se·nile) \ˈsē-ˌnī(-ə)l also ˈse-\ of, relating to, exhibiting, or characteristic of old age
DRUNKEN HOBBIT (drunk·en hob·bit) \ˈdrəŋ-kən ˈhä-bət\ a member of a fictitious peaceful and genial race of small humanlike creatures that dwell underground who is given to habitual excessive use of alcohol
Got it? Good, 'cuz there's no time for mistakes at this stage of the contest.
The rules, for the second to last time:
You're voting one of the adjectives below out of the contest. It can be your least favorite, it can be a threat to the title for your preferred choice, it can be one that you still don't understand, aforementioned definitions notwithstanding. Just don't vote for your favorite. Clear?