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#114411 - 10/25/03 08:50 AM Re: Feedback.
maahey Offline
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Faldage, I didn't quite get the intensifier part. Since we got the word wholesale, the re is not an English prefix. The word's meaning has changed from just overflow or engulf to include a definite implication of reversal of the direction of flow. It means flow backwards which the Latin doesn't not. Maybe it should have been antiregurgitate?
^5, Father!

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#114412 - 10/25/03 09:50 AM Welcome to the Ballroom, Padre
consuelo Offline
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http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=medicine&Number=49209
Just regurgitating a bit of fun from my pastMay I have this dance? Congratulations, FS

You mean, if you're gonna gurgitate, then you better gurgitate intensely?
Honestly, WW, is there any other way?

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#114413 - 10/25/03 10:11 AM Re: Feedback.
AnnaStrophic Offline
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I sort of get the intensifier part. It's kinda like the re in "refried beans"; doesn't mean they've been fried twice but that they've been fried, er, intensely. I think.

And yes, Father Steve, it's comforting somehow to have you now irrevocably in our midst.


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#114414 - 10/25/03 10:40 AM Re: Feedback.
maahey Offline
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but that they've been fried, er, intensely. I think.

Yes but, in this case, you are not overflowing intensely because you got the word wholesale from Latin, and also there is the component of backward flow.



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#114415 - 10/25/03 12:25 PM Re: Feedback.
of troy Offline
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Yes but, in this case, you are not overflowing intensely because you got the word wholesale from Latin, and also there is the component of backward flow.


HUH?
i know, on those occations that i have regurgated i have had a backward flow of food--going from my stomach to my mouth..(and included stomach acids, and other bodily fluids..Yuck!) and i am Yes, overflowing intensely--the cramps and contractions of the muscles involved are very intense!

of course i realize the word is sometimes use for 'learning' instead of the more common use in referring (or semi politely refering)to what in slang has 1000 or so terms,(blow donots, praying at the shrine of the porceline goddess,etc) and what the good doctors here might refer to as emesis (well, at least that what they call the little kidney shaped bowl they provide you with.. an emesis basin(and jump right in and correct me if i have spelt it wrong!))

and even regurgatated learning is something that seems to flow backwards rather intensely, and it has just as unpleasant after taste!


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#114416 - 10/25/03 12:41 PM Re: Feedback.
wwh Offline
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Feedback is a very old term in electronics. I learned it nearly seventy years ago, when a microphone was placed close enough to the speakers that hum from the speakers was fed back to the microphone, and rapidly built up a very unpleasant loud noise from the speakers.


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#114417 - 10/25/03 01:41 PM Re: Feedback.
Father Steve Offline
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is there is an ethical dilemma attached to a priest/judge who has an addiction problem?



For those who pay real attention to such concerns, life is a constant ethical problem.



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#114418 - 10/27/03 06:10 AM Re: Feedback.
Capfka Offline
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Does that make people who don't pay attention inethical or just disethical?


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#114419 - 10/27/03 08:38 AM Re: Feedback.
Father Steve Offline
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People who don't pay attention to ethical issues are living part, but not all, of their lives.


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#114420 - 10/28/03 05:17 AM Re: Feedback.
AndrewsGhost Offline
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Registered: 10/14/03
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Loc: Alaska
In reply to:

What's the problem with this word? Regurgitation?


It's capitalized. Unless it is a proper noun, or at the beginning of a sentence, it shouldn't be. Despite the word being followed immediately by a question mark, I don't think it's a proper sentence. Is it?

If anybody names their kid this, I think that would bring up the ethical issues thread. I don't know of any landmarks, cities, or other proper nouns named this... does anybody else?

Congrats FS!



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