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#196349 - 01/19/11 11:31 PM Execrate  
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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.

#196356 - 01/20/11 03:09 AM Re: Execrate [Re: Sldgman]  
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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.

#196360 - 01/20/11 09:14 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 04:11 PM 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 04:18 PM Re: Execrate [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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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!


formerly known as etaoin...
#196368 - 01/20/11 04:38 PM Re: Execrate [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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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 06:36 PM Re: sass 'n' bait [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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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.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#196370 - 01/20/11 06:42 PM Re: sass 'n' bait [Re: zmjezhd]  
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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.

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#196374 - 01/20/11 07:23 PM Re: sass 'n' bait [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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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 07:44 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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