Now let's take the adjectives barbarian, barbaric, and barbarous. They have different meanings.
I'l quote from Dictionary.com again, simply cause it has the best explanation that I'v seen:
Barbarian,barbaric,barbarous pertain to uncivilized people. Barbarian is the general word for anything uncivilized: a barbarian tribe. Barbaric has both unfavorable and mildly favorable connotations, implying crudeness of taste or practice, or conveying an idea of rude magnificence and splendor: barbaric noise. Barbarousemphasizes the inhumanity and cruelty of barbarian life: barbarous customs.
Now tell me, guys: Is the music of Judas Priest barbaric noise ?
And of course the last test question in my original thread was a prank
Nicky. Edited at: Saturday, February 27, 2010 4:43:11 AM