On StackOverflow, answering a question I introduced a badly written piece of code by saying
To make it clear, let's have some folly examples.
I wanted to say that the examples the reader is going to see are not sensible and show a lack of good judgment.
I am now having doubts whether folly was the right word and whether it conveys the meaning of foolish.
My questions are
- Is my sentence correct?
- Can foolish and folly be used interchangeably? If not, provide some examples, please.
I discovered folly a few months ago in Collins:
If you say that a particular action or way of behaving is folly [or a folly], you mean that it is foolish.
I missed the part "or a folly". I inaccurately believed folly is an adjective (a synonym for foolish) and didn't recheck it before asking the difference between those two. My bad, sorry.