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PYTHAGORIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (puh-THOG-uh-ryz)

MEANING: verb intr.: To philosophize or speculate in the manner of Pythagoras or the Pythagoreans.
verb tr.: To convert (a person or thing) into another.

ETYMOLOGY: After Pythagoras, Greek philosopher (c. 570-495 BCE). Earliest documented use: 1603.

NOTES: Pythagoras is best known for the Pythagorean theorem, although it was widely known before him. Pythagoras was ultimately a philosopher with wide interests and had many followers. He also believed in the transmigration of the soul which resulted in the second sense of the word pythagorize.

Did you know there’s a Pythagoras Day? It doesn’t occur every year. Last one was on 8/15/17 (8² + 15² = 17²). Next will occur on 12/16/20 (12² + 16² = 20²). Start planning the celebrations now!
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MYTHAGORIZE - to sort out the shenanigans of the denizens of Mount Olympus

PYTHAGONIZE - to be in great distress over the white part of an orange rind

PHTHAGORIZE - to spread tuberculosis through the Greek marketplace

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MALAPROP

PRONUNCIATION: (MAL-uh-prop)

MEANING: verb intr.: To misuse a word by confusing it with a similar-sounding word, producing a humorous effect. For example, “pineapple of perfection” for “pinnacle of perfection” (from the play The Rivals).

ETYMOLOGY: After Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Richard Sheridan’s play, The Rivals (1775), who confused words in this manner. The name Malaprop is coined from French “mal à propos” (inappropriate). Earliest documented use: 1959.
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MAULAPROP - when you run your outboard motor in water that's too shallow
(see also MAILAPROP - to order a replacement from Sears-Roebuck)

MAL A PREOP - sick, and scheduled for surgery

GALA PROP - an easel with the sign pointing you to big party

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Restorize- create and maintain a state of peace and easy feeling

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Welcome, Littldrop, nice to have you with us!
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NESTORIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (NES-tuh-ryz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To fill someone with the idea of being very wise.

ETYMOLOGY: After Nestor, king of Pylos, who was the oldest and wisest of the Greeks and served as a counselor in the Trojan War. Earliest documented use: 1612.
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NEST PRIZE - for building the bestest place ever for a birdie to lay eggs !

ONE-STORIZE - to divest of all branch stores

NEXTORIZE - nosy neighbors (say it out loud!)

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Dewitt

Do witt - motivational remark

De mitt! - nursery acceptable language

Pew it- tactical theatrics


😊 thank you, wofahulicodoc

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DEWITT

PRONUNCIATION: (di-WIT)

MEANING: verb tr.: To kill by mob violence.

ETYMOLOGY: After brothers, Johan and Cornelius De Witt, Dutch statesmen, who were killed by a mob on Aug 20, 1672. Earliest documented use: 1689.

NOTES: Today’s word has a better-known synonym: lynch. While the word lynch is coined after the perpetrator of such extra-judicial killing (Captain William Lynch), the word dewitt is coined after people who were the object of such violence.
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DEWI TIT - after frolicking in the morning grass, the tiny songbird is wet

DE WIDT - side-to-side dimension, analogous to the up-and-down dimension (de hite)

DEE ITT - another cousin in the Addams Family

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ALADDINIZE

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-LAD-uh-nyz)

MEANING: verb tr.: To magically transport or transform someone or something.

ETYMOLOGY: After the title character of the story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Earliest documented use: 1848.
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A LAD: DIN, IRE - prize-winning ultra-short story about a noisy boy who makes everybody angry

SALAD DINIZE - eat only lettuce and tomato and cucumbers

GAL, ADD IN IZE - ya gotta use yer peepers better to communicate yer feelings

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Paladdinize- knightly constitutional

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Paladdinize - knightly constitutional

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Do you mean Bret or Bart the Maverick bros?


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