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Dr. Strangelove

PRONUNCIATION: (DOK-tuhr STRAYNJ-luv)
MEANING:
noun: Someone who is reckless about the use of weapons such as nuclear bombs.
ETYMOLOGY:
After Dr. Strangelove, title character of the 1963 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Strangelove, a former Nazi, is a nuclear expert and adviser to the president. Earliest documented use: 1968.
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Dr. Stranglove - the Boston Strangler whose lost glove proved he was also Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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DR ESTRANGELOVE - Who ya gonna call to cure your stalker of that irrational fixation?

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(Personally. I liked "mustard" better)

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APHERESIS

PRONUNCIATION:
(for 1: uh-FER-i-sis, for 2: af-uh-REE-sis)

MEANING:
noun:
1. The loss of one or more sounds or letters from the beginning of a word. For example, the change in pronunciation of knife from (k-nyf) to (nyf) or the formation of till from until.
2. A method in which blood is drawn from a donor, one or more blood components (such as plasma, platelets, or white blood cells) are removed, and the rest is returned to the donor by transfusion.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin aphaeresis, from Greek aphairesis (taking away), from aphairein (to take away), from apo- (away) + hairein (to take). Earliest documented use: 1550.


[My favorite example of this is "eleŽmosynary" --> --> alms]
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APTERESIS - The process of being turned into a wingless bird with hairy feathers, and then returned to the zoo (or at least to the B.C. comic strip)

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(too obvious? )

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APHERESIST - pronounced: hee ree sizt/ hrr ree sizt (the AP is silent )

1. he resist
2. her resist

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syncope

PRONUNCIATION: (SING-kuh-pee)
MEANING:
noun:
1. The shortening of a word by omission of sounds or letters from its middle. For example, did not to didn't or Worcester to Wooster.
2. Fainting caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin syncope, from Greek synkope (contraction, cutting off), from syn- (together) + koptein (to cut). Earliest documented use: c. 1400.
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syncoped - past tense of syncope e.g. affecting a British accent the good doctor bought a plane tickect and arrived in Wooster England instead of Worcester Mass. He syncoped.

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SYNCOPY - Naughty monkey see, naughty monkey do.

And I see that eleŽmosynary was syncope, not apheresis. My, my. Who'da thunk it.

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ASPIRATE

PRONUNCIATION: (verb: AS-puh-rayt, noun: AS-puhr-it)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To pronounce a sound with an exhalation of breath.
2. To pronounce the h sound at the beginning of a word as (hwich) for which.
3. To inhale something (such as a fluid) into the lungs, as after throwing up.
4. To draw a fluid from a body cavity by suction.
(Don't you 5. aspirate a hot rod engine, too? Or at least a carburetor?)
noun:
1. The sound represented by h.
2. A speech sound followed by an audible puff of breath.
3. The matter removed from a body cavity by suction.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin aspirare (to breathe, blow). Earliest documented use: 1669.

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AMPIRATE
1. I'm an electric current and I'm angry !
2. Aargh, Matey, my name is Blackbeard, and you'd better believe it!

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HASPIRATE : pronounced "whosh" ass per ate - a silent puff of air preceding the word "aspirate" so as to make the word "aspirate" onomatopoetic.

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XASPIRATE - I can never get that souffle to come out right...

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