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#2751 - 01/04/01 09:22 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
NicholasW Offline
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LAUNDERETTE MEETING LEADS TO BIZARRE DRUG-CRAZED SEX ROMP

splashes, plashes, lashes, ashes, she's, he's, E's


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#2752 - 03/17/01 03:06 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
inselpeter Offline
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Are return trips-to foreign parts permitted? If, then (using standard transliterations):

Radar, Adar (Hebrew), dar (Aramaic), ar, r

speaking of which: trips, rips, ips, ps, s

Have I broken all the rules?


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#2753 - 04/27/01 10:13 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
sarawhyler Offline
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smile, spear, plate, strait, blast, flap, craving

It occured to me, jmh, that removing the "ing" could be described as something akin to hemicorporectomy...Except we don't do that in the UK...

Sara x


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#2754 - 04/27/01 08:11 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
wwh Offline
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Dear sara: I am not sure what a "hemicorporectomy" would entail.I have assisted at appendectomies, cholecystectomies, etc., but never a hemicoporectomy.
And removing "ing" might be "docking" as in making a tale (sic) short, but would it yield a new word?
Incidentally jmh has not been with us for almost a month. We will be glad when she rejoins us.
We have so few members from the UK, you are extra welcome on that account. Please pity our curiosity and give us some data in your Profile.I hope you have forgiven my unthinking rudeness in the grog call post.


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#2755 - 08/16/01 10:04 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
Keiva Offline
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prelate
relate
elate
late
ate ... (and, if allowed to cut from the foot instead of the head)
at
a




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#2756 - 08/17/01 09:53 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
Faldage Offline
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if allowed to cut from the foot instead of the head

Hmm, cut their heads off, they can't think; cut their feet off, they can't run away.


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#2757 - 08/17/01 02:37 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
maverick Offline
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great one, Keiva! and you can pluralise the first word for an additional point, too, he added pontifically.


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#2758 - 08/18/01 05:27 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
wwh Offline
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And as linguaphiles, instead of a makeshift term like "beheading", why not use the technical term:

http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Figures/APHAERESIS.HTM


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#2759 - 08/18/01 05:52 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
Keiva Offline
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Verbal decapitation: instead of a makeshift term like "beheading", why not use the technical term: "APHAERESIS".

I decapitulate! Off with 'is 'ead!
However, since wwh notes that the word is from the Greek apo (“away”) + hairein, I trust he was merely referring to my need for Rogaine.

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#2760 - 08/19/01 02:37 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
maverick Offline
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the technical term

Greeks? we don' need no steenkin Greeks...!


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