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Which sentence is more correct ?

He went from ridiculous to sublime 

He wet from sublime to ridiculous?

Im trying to figure out the correct placement of sublime and ridiculous 

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  • 2 months ago
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    The usual way to say this is this: He went from the ridiculous to the sublime.

  • 2 months ago

    Sublime is generally seen as good thing, so going from good to terrible might be something worth pointing out (sublime to ridiculous).  The idea is, of course, that everything can be overdone, so even very good things can become terrible if you overdo it, and that is the usual idea of going from sublime (this is all good) to ridiculous (this is absurd, much too much to be acceptable).

    It is sort of like the "More cowbell" SNL skit.  A little cowbell would be sublime (fits perfectly), but "more cowbell" takes it to the ridiculous.  Watch the skit, it is a perfect example of going from sublime to ridiculous. It is the essence of the joke.

    I have to honestly say that I rarely hear people talk about going from ridiculous to sublime. Hard to come back after going too far, but that is what is being said when you declare that a person went from ridiculous to sublime.

    Easy to cross the line and take a good thing too far.  Hard as heck to come back from beyond the line though.  The damage is done.

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