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Word For The Day, Thursday, August 29, 2013 apheresis
dictionaries ad nauseam | 29 August 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 08/29/2013 4:33:40 AM PDT by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

apheresis (for 1: uh-FER-i-sis, for 2: af-uh-REE-sis) 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 omission of letters as in squire for esquire, or count for account.
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.

Example sentences:
"Williams gives the Narragansett word in full [poquauhock], though common usage reduced it and Anglicized it through apheresis [to quahog]."
--Ray Huling; Harvesting the Bay; Lyons Press; 2012.

"He had quartered in Memphis with Cynthia for weeks, giving over his stem cells through apheresis."
--Jan Karon; In the Company of Others; Viking; 2010.

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

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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1 posted on 08/29/2013 4:33:40 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 08/29/2013 4:35:11 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I’m engaged in apheresis in my mom’s house in order to ready it for listing it with the realtors. 64 years of accumulation of papers, research, etc. I’ve shipped 7 huge boxes at the UPS and have until 2 pm (Pacific time) to finish the job.

Yesterday I found my uncle’s WWII US Navy uniform — at least half of it (somebody stole the “middy” 30 years ago when mom borrowed it to use in a play at school). I think she held on to the rest of it hoping all these years that the top would be returned. My cousin is driving down from San Francisco to collect the pants and the hat. He’s thrilled to get it back.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 4:56:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
You're making good progress there!
4 posted on 08/29/2013 4:59:14 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

My job is to remove all personal papers and things I’d like to keep. The rest will be sold. My problem is that she has little bundles of papers stuffed into the oddest places. I think I’ve finished a room, and there (between books in the book shelf) will be an old envelope stuffed with pictures, notes for a project, or receipts that are important. Keep,or discard. Decisions all day long. My husband finished repairing the fence that the tenants next door tore down. Today he can help me in the house. Then it gets turned over to the estate sale manager.


5 posted on 08/29/2013 5:05:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

How about Ka-niggets?

Knights

6 posted on 08/29/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: secret garden

Obama’s Administration wants to perform an apheresis on your email accounts: they want your login and password so they can download all your letters, then return control to you. Oh, it also allows them to assess your political positions, and if need be, send threatening letters to politicians as a frame up.


7 posted on 08/29/2013 5:25:09 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: secret garden
Obama is performing apherisis on family finances. I just cannot cope with the news. i pay the most scant attention anymore, barely following twitter, not watching tv news. SOOOOO diff than a year ago.
8 posted on 08/29/2013 5:31:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

No time for apheresis, I’ve got a possum under my porch.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 5:35:07 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Loud Mime; secret garden
Not to mention "Cholmondeley." And how about that Obama - reverse apheresis with "Corpse-man."


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 08/29/2013 5:49:39 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

Obama is the nominal President
But birthers just call him the Resident
Their shrewd apheresis
Cuts Barry to pieces
But his documentation is hesitant


11 posted on 08/29/2013 5:50:30 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: theDentist

Like they also want to perform an apheresis on your bank account and eventually all your finances and assets.


12 posted on 08/29/2013 5:56:10 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LIKE...

“Obama is the nominal President
But birthers just call him the Resident
Their shrewd apheresis
Cuts Barry to pieces
But his documentation is hesitant”

ADDED...
Or is it all just nonexistant!?


13 posted on 08/29/2013 6:00:33 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: BrandtMichaels; TruthShallSetYouFree

NONEXISTANT.......perfect.


14 posted on 08/29/2013 6:18:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

You talking about me? Sounds like my life.


15 posted on 08/29/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

it gets worse and worse doesn’t it? the kitchen construction proceeds apace. Have to meet the contractor at the tile place this afternoon to pick out the backsplash tiles. i pretty much figured it out yesterday, i went on my own and looked with the help of the woman there. Small world, she is from Italy and when i asked if she was familiar with our church, Holy Rosary, she said she used to teach there at the Casa Italiana, prior to getting the job at the Tile place. SO that was pretty cool, we discussed the various priests and the changes that had taken place lately etc.


16 posted on 08/29/2013 6:51:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Someone selling marble is from Italy? What a surprise. ;-)


17 posted on 08/29/2013 6:55:14 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

I know exactly the tiles I would want the second time around.

Small world.


18 posted on 08/29/2013 6:59:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

In this area where there are Arabs selling pizza and Pakistanis running the Villa Italiana, yes, it is surprising.


19 posted on 08/29/2013 7:06:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; martin_fierro

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-burger-king-fry-burger-20130827,0,5824750.story

Jagoffs at Burger King discover adding french fries to a sandwich. Then think 4 is a good number to add.


20 posted on 08/29/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Apheresis

Apheresis is another name for taxation wherein the government says, “Your money is now Our money. If you ask about the “Y”, it’s because we can.”


21 posted on 08/29/2013 7:15:05 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: tioga
This is the accent tile i found. it's marble and expensive, but even if $ were no object i think it would be too busy. I am thinking two rows of it and then just a textured cream stone of some sort above and below it. I showed the woman the pic on my phone of the light fixture and she agreed immediately that this is perfect.
22 posted on 08/29/2013 7:15:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

copycatters!


23 posted on 08/29/2013 7:17:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

We were eating out in Hershey a few weeks back, at the Chocolate Grill, and i guess they fancy themselves halfway between Philly and Pgh, bc they had some salad that had Pittsburgh in the name and it had steak on it, and french fries. I got it and it was good!


24 posted on 08/29/2013 7:18:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Loud Mime
A+ for you, even though your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries. Now go away or I shall taunt a second time!
25 posted on 08/29/2013 7:29:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Yes, if they had salads like that in Michelle Obama’s school lunches, there would be a lot less complaining.


26 posted on 08/29/2013 7:30:26 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: theDentist
A for you, F- for the dictator.
27 posted on 08/29/2013 7:31:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
A+ for you. He is incompetent at everything, except turning this country into a bunch of dependent children.
28 posted on 08/29/2013 7:32:28 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Animal control can loan you a humane trap. Bait it with a can of cat food.


29 posted on 08/29/2013 7:33:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
While our Constitutional republic is in a state of apheresis, at least the Brits seem to mainatin some semblance of representative government.
30 posted on 08/29/2013 7:36:00 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

I was just using an example of today’s word. Possum, opossum.

But thanks for the suggestions anyway.


31 posted on 08/29/2013 7:36:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Or call Billy.
32 posted on 08/29/2013 7:36:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A for you!


33 posted on 08/29/2013 7:38:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

He’s also known as the Pres_ _ ent. A+ for you. Time to go free the collie from the closet. He thinks it’s his clubhouse.


34 posted on 08/29/2013 7:39:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: BrandtMichaels

A for you and welcome to WFTD!


35 posted on 08/29/2013 7:40:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3060047/posts

Be careful out there.


36 posted on 08/29/2013 7:56:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

diplomats are one problem. Asian drivers are another. Politically incorrect to say so, but true nonetheless.


37 posted on 08/29/2013 8:12:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

A+ for you.


38 posted on 08/29/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Gotcha. A for you.


39 posted on 08/29/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

A for you.


40 posted on 08/29/2013 8:14:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I only know from my sisters’ experiences. But the theory on that thread that there are so many people from elsewhere probably has some merit.

I’ve probably told you before that the very first winter my oldest sister was there, fresh out of college, living in Bethesda, she had someone slide into her because there was a half inch of snow.

I avoided the entire area on my trip to VA Beach.


41 posted on 08/29/2013 8:18:21 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
yes, forget snow. Foreigners from tropical climes driving in the snow, you can imagine!

oh but this is for you.

42 posted on 08/29/2013 8:21:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
The Pharisees on the Left in Congress will brook no apheresis in the letter of the law RE the "Affordable Care" Act .... They'd rather sit back (or outright participate with Obama) as he praises these destructive efforts, while our nation is reshaped --perhaps irreparably-- and what has been truly unique & great about America perishes.
43 posted on 08/29/2013 8:29:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (See also Def. #2)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; hobbes1

Looks like NYC is going to revert to the 70’s.

There goes the murder rate

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/28/poll-de-blasio-takes-commanding-lead-among-democrats-in-nyc-mayoral-race/


44 posted on 08/29/2013 8:30:17 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Ugh. Doesn’t even look like her.


45 posted on 08/29/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i totally agree, she looks completely diff and not in a good way either.


46 posted on 08/29/2013 8:35:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

Outstanding. A+++


47 posted on 08/29/2013 8:45:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I agree. Perfect choice.


48 posted on 08/29/2013 9:18:35 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

Every time I see the news
I have to shake my head-
Foreign policy should be clear
But is schizophrenic instead

While more of our incomes
Are taken by apheresis now
The emperor begins looking
For still another cash cow

I guess he thinks another war
May improve his image for free-
But in all truth, another Viet Nam
Is what this is bound to be...


49 posted on 08/29/2013 9:42:15 AM PDT by Texan5
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To: secret garden

A quote that may last until I reach 90.

The young ‘uns don’t understand it.


50 posted on 08/29/2013 9:58:16 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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