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the word 'bound'

Posted on 11/12/2010 6:42:42 PM PST by perfect stranger

The word "bound".

The verb tense means 'to leap forward', but the adjective of the word means the inability to do the same. Does this make sense?


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KEYWORDS: bound
Please answer in English words. They may number 2-552.
1 posted on 11/12/2010 6:42:45 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

The plural of mouse is mice.

The plural of louse is lice.

The plural of house is not hice.

The plural of moose is not mice.

This makes perfect sense.


2 posted on 11/12/2010 6:47:44 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: perfect stranger
This conflict was bound to come up.
3 posted on 11/12/2010 6:49:25 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: perfect stranger
Does this make sense?

It's bound to.
4 posted on 11/12/2010 6:49:48 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: perfect stranger

We park on driveways and drive on parkways - does that make sense?


5 posted on 11/12/2010 6:49:55 PM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: perfect stranger

Look up bind and catch an unbound clue.


6 posted on 11/12/2010 6:51:37 PM PST by MestaMachine (Farrago fatigans! - Thuffering thuccotash!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

It’s awful when you have mouses and louses in your houses.


7 posted on 11/12/2010 6:53:29 PM PST by Mears
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To: perfect stranger

Gina Gershon....sigh!


8 posted on 11/12/2010 6:55:47 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: perfect stranger

Kind of like the word sanction.

An event can be sanctioned, and thus approved.

Misconduct can lead to sanctions, or punishment.

Weird huh?


9 posted on 11/12/2010 6:57:22 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: perfect stranger

Raise a child
Raze a building


10 posted on 11/12/2010 6:58:42 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: perfect stranger

“We bound them hand and foot.” would belie your meaning, and would be a verb. Interesting that two uses of the same word are so different; the first to leap, the second to fetter.


11 posted on 11/12/2010 6:59:51 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: perfect stranger

‘English is not math’ I tell my adult English/ESL student, who grew up in China, when she laughs and asks me questions about our very complex, built-by-humans, wonderful language.


12 posted on 11/12/2010 6:59:53 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: perfect stranger

When the wind winds around the hills, nothing makes sense, I guess.


13 posted on 11/12/2010 7:10:02 PM PST by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: perfect stranger

Your nose is running and your feet smell.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 7:11:27 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: perfect stranger

Some one was bound to define the bounds of verbiage and forget the adjective of how one can become bound to a line of thought as if someone had bound their brain with the pejorative shackles of the mind.

But on the out bound of the bourne we are held to this earth from whence we came.

Is that out of bounds?


15 posted on 11/12/2010 7:11:36 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: perfect stranger

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.


16 posted on 11/12/2010 7:13:00 PM PST by Lazamataz (Pelosi: Like a rapist, PROUD of their handiwork.)
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To: perfect stranger

If a race car is bound with a Denver boot, it is stuck fast. But if released, it can be driven away fast.


17 posted on 11/12/2010 7:21:09 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Lazamataz

More on the word fast.

Lazamataz likes to indulge with fast girls. But when he wants to abstain from vice, he might go on a fast.


18 posted on 11/12/2010 7:25:46 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Lazamataz

Oh I was bound to use you as an example my friend.


19 posted on 11/12/2010 7:27:47 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: perfect stranger

THIS was bound to happen on this thread.....
20 posted on 11/12/2010 7:28:52 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: perfect stranger

yes


21 posted on 11/12/2010 7:31:05 PM PST by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: perfect stranger

I’m bound for the hills.


22 posted on 11/12/2010 7:31:31 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: RegulatorCountry

Ah, but the plural of “spouse” certainly could be “spice.”-


23 posted on 11/12/2010 7:31:58 PM PST by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Clump

Yes! Or “oversight”. It means both the process of carefully monitoring something, and the act of failing to notice something.

“The failure of the engine was due to an oversight by the technician.”

“The engine performed admirably thanks to the careful oversight of the technician.”

This led me, in junior high, to grossly misunderstand what a “Senate Oversight Committee” is supposed to do. (Or maybe not misunderstand at all.)


24 posted on 11/12/2010 7:41:09 PM PST by Omedalus
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To: SERKIT

25 posted on 11/12/2010 7:45:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: oldfart
Ah, but the plural of “spouse” certainly could be “spice.”

But then there's the metamorphosis into "spite" after a decade or two.

26 posted on 11/12/2010 7:47:59 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Vendome; Lazamataz
The old prof ran screaming from his lab. "Flies can hear! I can prove it."
Everyone gathered to watch.
The prof released a captive fly with the words. "Fly, fly!"
And the fly flew.
He recaptured the fly and cut off its wings. He released it again shouting, "Fly, fly!"
But the fly fell.
"SEE!" he shouted. "When you cut off their wings, they go deaf!"

I know. I know...

27 posted on 11/12/2010 7:52:17 PM PST by MestaMachine (Farrago fatigans! - Thuffering thuccotash!)
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To: Clump
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sanction Occasionally, a word can have contradictory meanings. Such a case is represented by sanction, which can mean both "to allow, encourage" and "to punish so as to deter." It is a borrowing from the Latin word sncti, meaning "a law or decree that is sacred or inviolable." In English, the word is first recorded in the mid-1500s in the meaning "law, decree," but not long after, in about 1635, it refers to "the penalty enacted to cause one to obey a law or decree." Thus from the beginning two fundamental notions of law were wrapped up in it: law as something that permits or approves and law that forbids by punishing. From the noun, a verb sanction was created in the 18th century meaning "to allow by law," but it wasn't until the second half of the 20th century that it began to mean "to punish (for breaking a law)."
28 posted on 11/12/2010 7:55:05 PM PST by ExGeeEye (Freedom: to say "No!" fearlessly to the Feds, and get away with it.)
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To: MestaMachine; Lazamataz
 

29 posted on 11/12/2010 7:59:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

You old bounder you!


30 posted on 11/12/2010 9:16:12 PM PST by kenavi (The good ol' US of A: 57 state laboratories for the future.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I’m confused. I’m bound for England. Am I moving, or can I not move?


31 posted on 11/12/2010 9:18:33 PM PST by dangus
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To: Larry Lucido

Good thing I’m not bound for Virginia. It’s bound to make my wife jealous. And since I’m bound to her, I’m bound to bound to her.


32 posted on 11/12/2010 9:20:19 PM PST by dangus
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To: perfect stranger
As long as you aren't Bound For The Floor, you'll be fine.
33 posted on 11/12/2010 9:21:59 PM PST by Constitution Day (And you just don't get it, you keep it copacetic.)
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To: kenavi

LOL


34 posted on 11/12/2010 9:29:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: bboop
I used math or equation functions at least, to explain the relationships and relative values of seldom, often, rarely, never, and always to a Turkish ESL student.

On another note, how can you stand sitting there?
35 posted on 11/12/2010 9:51:06 PM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: perfect stranger

OK everyone else has,

Two wrongs don’t make a right, three lefts do.


36 posted on 11/12/2010 10:31:39 PM PST by ConservativeChris
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To: perfect stranger
As I was already bound to her, I was bound to bound to her side, even though such an action put me out of bounds.

Cheers!

37 posted on 11/15/2010 11:03:12 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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