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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.

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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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