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#210064 - 03/19/13 03:46 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: Tromboniator]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
PERUSS (peh-RUSH): to read with great care in Cyrillic, and rather quickly.

Not to be confused with its near-homonym PERUSH, (pee-rush), meaning "Ooh! Ooh! Teacher! I really have to go to the bathroom!"

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#210066 - 03/19/13 04:28 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I hope these infections stay in your office
and that you are in
oculated.

You want me to get an infection in my eye?



Sorry Doc, I don't speak MDese. I hope you have had what
ever shot you need so you don't get the disease you mentioned.
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#210067 - 03/19/13 04:30 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: LukeJavan8]
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PEBRUSH

Toilet bowl cleaner.
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#210068 - 03/19/13 09:30 PM Re: Tuesday: PERUSE [Re: LukeJavan8]
jenny jenny Offline
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r > n

penuse - the projected life of a Bic ballpoint pen less fifty percent.

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#210069 - 03/19/13 09:51 PM School of Useless Knowledge [Re: LukeJavan8]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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"Ocular" means related to the eye, as in oculist who makes lenses, and binoculars (two lenses, one for each eye - and they also make monocles for one eye.)

Actually, "inoculate" really does mean "stick it in your eye." That's the way the first smallpox immunizations were administered. Serum was made from victims of vaccinia (a related viral disease, cowpox. As one might suspect, since ''vaca" is cow. Smallpox is "variola.") and it was instilled into the eye of the protectee after the doctor pulled the lower lid down to make a sac to drip a drop or two into. So it was literally an "in-ocul-ation," and then the word got generalized to mean any immunization against you-name-it disease, no matter where it was given.

And "pertussis" is whooping cough. ("Tussive" is coughing. RobiTussin is A H Robins' brand of cough syrup. Tussionex is somebody else's.) Pertussis is the P of the DPT shot your kids got when they were infants: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus. Never heard of 'em? It's because the shots became almost universal, and the diseases almost unheard of. Except that whooping cough is coming back, because...but that's another story.


(Apologies for droning on. Occasionally this does somehow turn into a word Board, all our intentions to the contrary notwithstanding...)

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#210070 - 03/19/13 10:00 PM Go Back Three Weeks [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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TACTYLOGRAPHY - handwriting in Braille

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#210071 - 03/20/13 10:24 AM Very Interesting medical wordings, Wofa, thanks. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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second-guess

PRONUNCIATION:(SEK-uhnd GES)
MEANING: verb tr.:
1. To criticize an event with the benefit of hindsight.
2. To guess or predict.
ETYMOLOGY:
Probably a back-formation from second-guesser (in baseball, one who criticizes a play after the fact). Earliest documented use: 1941.
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S to R
recond-guess- a recond-ed guess. As in...
Do you recond? Well, shoot, I recond.


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#210072 - 03/20/13 10:32 AM Re: School of Useless Knowledge [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I thought I was using 'inoculation' correctly, but only in
the sense you mention, generalization for any immunization
and I appreciate the comments. I had enough Latin to know
'oculis' is eye, but I was hoping you were protected from
all the other diseases you were specifying - and since
JJ is back I appreciate your taking up her mantle for the
time being.
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#210073 - 03/20/13 12:28 PM Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: jenny jenny]
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SECOND-GUEST - v.i. - to wait in the car until you see someone else ring the doorbell ahead of you

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#210077 - 03/21/13 11:02 AM Re: Darned if I'm gonna be the first one to show up [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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discursive

PRONUNCIATION:(dis-KUHR-siv)
MEANING: adjective:
1. Jumping from topic to topic; rambling.
2. Proceeding logically, using reason or argument rather than emotion.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin discurrere (to run about), from dis- (apart) + currere (to run). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kers- (to run), which is also the source of car, career, carpenter, occur, discharge, succor, and caricature. Earliest documented use: 1599.
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add T

discursitive- a meaning that can mean either extreme of diametrical opposite meanings. EX: discursive.



Edited by jenny jenny (03/21/13 01:22 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling error

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