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#196349 - 01/19/11 06:31 PM Execrate
Sldgman Offline
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I really like the derivation of the word "execrate" - From Latin execrari (to curse), from ex- + sacrare (to consecrate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sak- (to sanctify), which is also the source of other words such as saint, consecrate, sacred, execrable, and sacrilegious. Earliest documented use: 1561.

There are times when something which is not sacred or holy deserves to be detested, denounced, or cursed.

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#196356 - 01/19/11 10:09 PM Re: Execrate [Re: Sldgman]
Jackie Offline

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Yep--child and animal abuse, for two. And that of helpless adults.
Interestingly (she said, musing), I think that, like Branny's article on play being universal, there is probably not anything in the world that somebody, somewhere, doesn't worship somehow.

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#196360 - 01/20/11 04:14 AM Re: Execrate [Re: Jackie]
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Sorry to bring the tone down but...possibly no-one worships cutlery...I was thinking spoons in particular...taking the tone up again...condemnare (Latin) has a fun translation - to sentence, doom...where we get condemn from...execrate is a very good word to say aloud...
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#196364 - 01/20/11 11:11 AM Re: Execrate [Re: bexter]
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In the cow jumped over the Moon ditty, the dish ran
away with the Spoon, The dish must have had some
adoration, veneration, worship.......
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#196366 - 01/20/11 11:18 AM Re: Execrate [Re: LukeJavan8]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
In the cow jumped over the Moon ditty, the dish ran
away with the Spoon, The dish must have had some
adoration, veneration, worship.......


well done!
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#196368 - 01/20/11 11:38 AM Re: Execrate [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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(HEH)


Hows the weather way up there near the arctic circle?
It is very arctic here 0 degrees. We have no weather, I guess.
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#196369 - 01/20/11 01:36 PM Re: sass 'n' bait [Re: LukeJavan8]
zmjezhd Offline
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Hows the weather way up there near the arctic circle?

Out here it's a cool 57F, but it's sunny at least.
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#196370 - 01/20/11 01:42 PM Re: sass 'n' bait [Re: zmjezhd]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Yes, we, too, have sun. First time in 7-8 days, but
very cold, now up to 13 deg.

R'lyah sounds like my type of place to live.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (01/20/11 01:43 PM)
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#196374 - 01/20/11 02:23 PM Re: sass 'n' bait [Re: LukeJavan8]
bexter Offline
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Ah but what about the fork then? It got left behind...I did say cutlery so all bases covered!
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#196378 - 01/20/11 02:44 PM Re: sass 'n' bait [Re: LukeJavan8]
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R'lyah sounds like my type of place to live.

That's 'cause some call it California.
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