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Re: Verbal decapitation #2751
01/04/01 02:22 PM
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LAUNDERETTE MEETING LEADS TO BIZARRE DRUG-CRAZED SEX ROMP

splashes, plashes, lashes, ashes, she's, he's, E's


Re: Verbal decapitation #2752
03/17/01 08:06 PM
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Are return trips-to foreign parts permitted? If, then (using standard transliterations):

Radar, Adar (Hebrew), dar (Aramaic), ar, r

speaking of which: trips, rips, ips, ps, s

Have I broken all the rules?


Re: Verbal decapitation #2753
04/27/01 02:13 PM
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smile, spear, plate, strait, blast, flap, craving

It occured to me, jmh, that removing the "ing" could be described as something akin to hemicorporectomy...Except we don't do that in the UK...

Sara x


Re: Verbal decapitation #2754
04/28/01 12:11 AM
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Dear sara: I am not sure what a "hemicorporectomy" would entail.I have assisted at appendectomies, cholecystectomies, etc., but never a hemicoporectomy.
And removing "ing" might be "docking" as in making a tale (sic) short, but would it yield a new word?
Incidentally jmh has not been with us for almost a month. We will be glad when she rejoins us.
We have so few members from the UK, you are extra welcome on that account. Please pity our curiosity and give us some data in your Profile.I hope you have forgiven my unthinking rudeness in the grog call post.


Re: Verbal decapitation #2755
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prelate
relate
elate
late
ate ... (and, if allowed to cut from the foot instead of the head)
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Re: Verbal decapitation #2756
08/17/01 01:53 PM
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if allowed to cut from the foot instead of the head

Hmm, cut their heads off, they can't think; cut their feet off, they can't run away.


Re: Verbal decapitation #2757
08/17/01 06:37 PM
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great one, Keiva! and you can pluralise the first word for an additional point, too, he added pontifically.


Re: Verbal decapitation #2758
08/18/01 09:27 PM
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And as linguaphiles, instead of a makeshift term like "beheading", why not use the technical term:

http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Figures/APHAERESIS.HTM


Re: Verbal decapitation #2759
08/18/01 09:52 PM
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Verbal decapitation: instead of a makeshift term like "beheading", why not use the technical term: "APHAERESIS".

I decapitulate! Off with 'is 'ead!
However, since wwh notes that the word is from the Greek apo (“away”) + hairein, I trust he was merely referring to my need for Rogaine.

Re: Verbal decapitation #2760
08/19/01 06:37 PM
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the technical term

Greeks? we don' need no steenkin Greeks...!


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