Insights of a Romantic Grammarian

In English grammar it is incorrect to say any thing is the ‘most perfect’ or ‘more perfect’. This is because the adjective perfect denotes a unique, unreplicable, and incomparable quality. In a sense it is a superlative that transcends the comparitive nature of normal superlatives.

To my mind, the same should be true of the word ‘beautiful’. When someone is beautiful, it is redundant to say they are the most beautiful. When someone is beautiful, it is incorrect to say they are more or less beautiful than any thing else of beauty. When someone is beautiful, they are so in their own way.

To my mind, beauty in any one person is a unique, unreplicable, incomparable state of being… one that denotes an inexplicably human form of perfection.”

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