Ravel or Unravel?
Who let this happen?
This is the definition for ravel:
to disentangle or unravel the threads or fibers of (a woven or knitted fabric, rope, etc.).
Now check out the definition for unravel:
to separate or disentangle the threads of (a woven or knitted fabric, a rope, etc.).
What the fuck?!? It’s the same fucking word! What’s with the prefix/no prefix edition? And look at the definition for ravel – the assholes at Reference.com included unravel in it! You can’t take the larger version of the same word and drop it in the definition! I bet they define ‘impossible’ as “the opposite of that which is possible.”*** Assholes.
If you don’t want to go around telling people to “Please ravel the Christmas lights,” that’s fine, but let’s get rid of ravel. Strike that archaic shit from the dictionary!
***(Oh, look, they do – I was just kidding around! That’s so lazy!)