Words that begin with “in-” that the New York press can use to describe Jeremy Lin’s game

Tired of the same old nouns, verbs, and adjectives being used to describe Jeremy Lin’s game — like “Linsanity” and “Lincredible”? I recommend the following to spice things up a bit, to bring a little originality and a little more of the vast English language into the discussion.

lin·du·bi·ta·ble

[lin-doo-bi-tuh-buhl, -dyoo-]

adjective

that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable.

lin·ef·fa·ble

[lin-ef-uh-buhl]

adjective

  1. incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy.
  2. not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable: the ineffable name of the deity.

lin·ex·plain·a·ble

[lin-ik-spley-nuh-buhl] Show IPA

adjective

not explainable; incapable of being explained; inexplicable.

lin·fal·li·ble

[lin-fal-uh-buhl] Show IPA

adjective

  1. absolutely trustworthy or sure: an infallible rule.
  2. unfailing in effectiveness or operation; certain: an infallible remedy.

lin·vest·i·ble

[lin-ves-tuh-buhl] Show IPA

adjective

  1. that can be invested.

noun

2.  an object suitable as an investment, as a rare coin.

Special thanks goes out to Webster’s, dictionary.com, and the early Germanic tribes from the continent of Britain in the fifth century A.D. for words that begin with “in-” in the English language.

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  1. I was playing Scrabble with my wife the other day and she used the word “inkjet”. I was pissed because I could never think of a letter that could go before “i” and thus capitalise on an amazing double-word opportunity. Now I realise that I’m a moron. It’s so obvious: linkjet.

    1. Be aware that if your wife, in a game of Scrabble, ever spells out “Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion,” that you can one-up her with “Vaseline Lintensive Care Lotion.” I hear there is a contract already in place for young Jeremy Lin for over one-milLIN dollars.

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