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#51634 - 01/03/02 02:20 PM Re: finishing school
or more precisely, attorny-at-maw
#51635 - 01/03/02 02:30 PM Re: finishing school
Loc: this too shall pass
caradea questions [leached]via PM[/unbleached]: do you know the answer? i'd swear i've seen something like this in SKB or the likes, but i can't find a thing and now it's going to bug me. thanks a lot.
as you can see from this link, pete saussy and I have been searching unsuccessfully for this "word fugitive" for some time (I not nearly as long as he has), and he reminded me of it yet again when he suggested today's wwftd [nudiustertian] to me.
...I do find some merit in lexterminator.
#51636 - 01/03/02 03:04 PM Re: finishing school
someone who finishes your sentences for you
You mean, after I'm found guilty of murder and I get 20 to life I only have to serve the first ten years and my lawyer'll finish the sentence for me?
#51637 - 01/03/02 03:19 PM Re: finishing school
There is a proper term fer someone what always finishes yer sentences and it's called....
#51638 - 01/03/02 03:24 PM Re: finishing school
Typical - they're never around when ya need them.
#51639 - 01/03/02 03:46 PM Re: finishing school
I'd sswear i've seen something like this in SKB or the likes, but i can't find a thing and now it's going to bug me.
Sound familiar to me too, tsuwm, with a vague notion that the word is yiddish. It sure is the sort of concept for which yiddish might have a word.
#51640 - 01/03/02 04:25 PM Re: finishing school
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Oh, I see, tsuwm. I hadn't read this thread, so thanks for the link. As I wrote, I had a feeling that you were playing some kind of subtle AWAD language melody.
#51641 - 01/04/02 11:48 AM Re: finishing school Anonymous
martha barnette, of http://www.funwords.com/ fame, told me that she, too, investigated this fugitive word a few months ago and came up dry. she did offer this:
"I did come across "interjaculate: to ejaculate in the midst of a conversation; to interject (an ejaculation)." But hmmmm, that's not exactly it and it sounds too naughty anyway!"
i think she'd be a terrific addition to the board
what about something along the lines of 'cacoethes interrupti'? it *is missing an essential defining element (finishing the thought), though. is there a word better suited to the concept than interrupti? (and is interrupti even a word?? [dunce-e])
+) i find it irritating when done in an habitual way, and relieving when done in response to my genuine aposiopesis.
#51642 - 01/04/02 11:51 AM Re: BREAKING NEWS Anonymous
this just in, from Robert Beard (with apologies to Mrs. Beard) of yourdictionary.com:
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 9:46 AM
> We think we have found the word: a spouse.
> "Dr. Language"
#51643 - 01/05/02 11:17 AM Re: finishing school
I'm guilty of this. Not all the time, and not with everybody, but I do it on occasion...usually when someone is groping to remember a name, but sometimes I just get three steps ahead in the conversation. Sorry.
How about utterupt?
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