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interpellate

Posted By: wwh

interpellate - 04/07/04 02:31 PM

Date: Mon Oct 2 00:22:26 EDT 1995
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--interpellate

in.ter.pel.late vt -lat.ed ; -lat.ing [L interpellatus, pp. of interpellare
to interrupt, fr. inter- + -pellare (fr. pellere to drive)--more at felt]
(1874): to question (as a foreign minister) formally concerning an official
action or policy or personal conduct -- in.ter.pel.la.tion n --
in.ter.pel.la.tor n


Posted By: Fergus Mills

Re: interpellate - 12/05/07 12:36 PM

This word is distractingly similar to "interpolate", which means basically to infer information about something from information and trends observed in nearby regions. (As in, today it was ten degrees, the day before yesterday it was twenty degrees, so yesterday it was probably about fifteen degrees.)
Posted By: Zed

Re: interpellate - 12/19/07 08:40 PM

Mind you the interpellating is probably because of someone interpolating.
Posted By: Bazr

Re: interpellate - 06/15/14 12:15 PM

Funny how this almost is the same definition for the International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: interpellate - 06/15/14 03:06 PM

You certainly are resurrecting old threads. Here's to you!
Posted By: Bazr

Weird Word - 06/15/14 09:50 PM

blatherskite
ˈblašəskʌɪt

noun NORTH AMERICAN

a person who talks at great length without making much sense.
foolish talk; nonsense.

"politicians get away all the time with obscurantist blatherskite"
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