by brendan on 03/28/2010

rife [rahyf] – adjective
1. of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; in widespread existence, activity, or use.
2. abundant, plentiful, or numerous.
3. abounding (usually fol. by with).

The word “rife” is a great word. And very underused too, if you ask me. I try to find ways to slip it into my day whenever I can. Here are a few examples that I think you should consider inserting into your day as well:

The egg scramble I made this morning was rife with cheese.

Gas is not rife in my fuel tank. Time to find a filling station.

Brendan’s blog is rife with weird posts. Why again do I keep reading it?

On a related note, there is a local business owner who has been appearing on TV lately to promote a community food drive. Her name is Tammy Rife, and she owns Rife’s Home Furniture. She misses several opportunities to drop gems like “help us make food rife in our town” or “my furniture store is rife with great deals”. No word play at all from Tammy in any of her commercials, as best I can tell. ‘Tis a shame.

There are 2 comments in this article:

  1. 03/29/2010Mike says:

    You are rife with geekyness.

  2. 03/29/2010jimmah says:

    your post was rife with rifeness… good job!

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