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Word For The Day, Thursday, January 23, 2014 – aphesis
dictionaries ad nauseam | 23 January 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 01/23/2014 4:39:57 AM PST 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".

aphesis \ AF-uh-sis \ , noun
Historical Linguistics . the disappearance or loss of an unstressed initial vowel or syllable, as in the formation of the word slant from aslant.

Example sentences:
In particular, phrases forming a solid continuous unit and having only one main stress can become subjected to aphesis and other phonetic changes.
---Mikko Luukko, Grammatical Variation in Neo-Assyrian, 2004

In other cases we witness aphaeresis, or rather aphesis , the loss of initial segments in the MAGYwords…
--- György Busztin, The Legacy of the Barang People, 2006

Etymology:
Aphesis is derived from the Greek word of the same spelling meaning "a letting go."

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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 01/23/2014 4:39:57 AM PST 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 01/23/2014 4:40:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Foist


3 posted on 01/23/2014 4:44:46 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Yes you are! Howdy HD! How's the music biz?
4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:00:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Obama has a penchant for aphesis: the Marine Corpse can confirm it.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 5:18:20 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
A for you.
6 posted on 01/23/2014 5:22:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Morning!


7 posted on 01/23/2014 5:23:29 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: secret garden

Aphesis, is the first track on UFO’s No Place To Run album?


8 posted on 01/23/2014 5:25:04 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: secret garden
It's taken a nosedive, at least on my part. Yesterday at her lesson my older girl played her piece very well, as she practiced well. Me, not so much, at all. But thank you very much for bringing it up.

Ew - that last sentence sounded so sarcastic. It had not an atom of sarcasm in it however. Not even a quark with a third of a positive sarcasm charge, as God is my witness (lamest duties for a Superior Being ever).

9 posted on 01/23/2014 5:28:00 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna....


10 posted on 01/23/2014 5:29:08 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: secret garden
The burger dress.........

Do we really say hamburger anymore?

11 posted on 01/23/2014 5:29:10 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: hobbes1
I will have to take your word for it. A for you!
12 posted on 01/23/2014 5:29:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

You sounded just like Billy Crystal back there...


13 posted on 01/23/2014 5:30:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

First track is Letting Go.

Phil Mogg drops the G in Letting.. Lol


14 posted on 01/23/2014 5:33:26 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: tioga

Please tell me she is from Burger King...../chuckle


15 posted on 01/23/2014 5:34:25 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: secret garden

I was hoping it would get a Meg Ryan outta ya....


16 posted on 01/23/2014 5:35:40 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: hobbes1
This is so, so true....
17 posted on 01/23/2014 5:35:50 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: tioga

tasty


18 posted on 01/23/2014 5:36:01 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

I take as my apotheosis of aphesis the inestimable Opogo Opossum, philosopher extraordinaire.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 5:40:17 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: tioga

So true.

I had two dead batteries yesterday am.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 5:43:24 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: tioga
That works. A for you.
21 posted on 01/23/2014 5:48:56 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Plastic surgery has not been kind to her.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 5:49:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

A for you.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 5:50:27 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Left my phone in the car in the garage, had to go back out in this frigid weather to retrieve it across the street. Can’t go the entire workday without it as it’s my line to the kids and the dogwalker etc. Sunny, but single digit minus windchill frigid.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 5:51:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

this word sounds like it should mean some sort of processing that blood undergoes to separate something out from it?


25 posted on 01/23/2014 5:52:01 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

I am showing that to the spouse. It sums up his feelings of winter weather perfectly. He was ranting to me about it on Tuesday, saying he refused to go to the park with me because he disapproved of the cold weather and he was protesting Mother Nature. I just looked at him like the dog of RCA Victor.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 5:52:27 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Very good! Pheresis is actually an aphesis of apheresis, which is used to filter blood of components before transfusion. You get an A.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 5:55:25 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Agreed. Hey, not everyone can have Dolly Parton’s doctor.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 5:58:46 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden
i don't blame them for being nervous. i imagine that terror is likely.
29 posted on 01/23/2014 6:08:59 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Aphesis is living and well
There’s no “phone” when I call on my “cell”
Now I’m taking a poll
Who says “remote control”?
No “control” when I’m watching TV


30 posted on 01/23/2014 6:13:58 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

What on earth is going on with the Olympics where US athletes are not permitted to have In God We Trust on their helmets? I am in the do not care camp because if it’s not about countries against countries, what is it?


31 posted on 01/23/2014 6:15:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

I almost forgot...U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!


32 posted on 01/23/2014 6:16:43 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My friends from Europe all call it their mobile instead of phone. And we use an abbreviated form of remote control in this house, adapted from one of the kiddos mispronunciation. A+ for you!


33 posted on 01/23/2014 6:19:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I hadn’t heard that, who’s not permitting it? the Olympic committee or the US itelf? I bet if they wanted to put one nation under gay marriage on there, it would be fine, at least with our gov’t. where do we get off telling other countries what they should/should not permit? we aren’t telling Iran or other Arab states not to stone their women to death, but we need to tell Pooty Poot to allow the ghey to marry.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 6:31:41 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Here's the story from last week.
35 posted on 01/23/2014 6:34:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Ridic. But i do think this line should be amended into it:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union and be soooo much better than you unwashed heathens across the oceans …”

36 posted on 01/23/2014 6:39:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

what I read is that the rule in place is that there are to be no words on the helmets, outside of a country’s name.


37 posted on 01/23/2014 6:39:19 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

I’m sorry, did you say your daughter has a friend who had never eaten pie?

How is that possible?

Did you see Phil Dunphy last night stole one of my lines? I love asking waiters what their name is if I don’t need anything.


38 posted on 01/23/2014 6:49:44 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

FReepers used the sharp knife of aphesis to trim Obama into Bam.


39 posted on 01/23/2014 6:57:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

She was born in Thailand. I missed it last night. We were watching Justified reruns. I love that I can watch old episodes of MF almost every night of the week. Now that we’ve watched every BBT episode at least once, we have another option if there isn’t any hockey.


40 posted on 01/23/2014 6:58:32 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

It’s really not a bad rule, compared to all the stupid ones they do have. And what’s with the bathrooms with two seater stalls? Just because women go there in pairs, doesn’t mean we want to be seated together FCOL!


41 posted on 01/23/2014 7:00:10 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A for you. I just call him zero.


42 posted on 01/23/2014 7:00:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I would be the lat person to rag on you for not practicing. I haven’t picked up my guitar in almost two months. I will need to start callusing all over again.


43 posted on 01/23/2014 7:02:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
LAST person, you doofus. Here's a song for everybody.
44 posted on 01/23/2014 7:07:13 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Hey - Siamese twins have to go to the bathroom too, you know


45 posted on 01/23/2014 7:15:35 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: secret garden

I figured it was either that or raised by wolves. Probably the former.

I have been watching “The Middle” in the evenings. Pretty funny for a family sitcom.


46 posted on 01/23/2014 7:19:25 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; Hegewisch Dupa

I believe it’s referred to as Yenta style seating.


47 posted on 01/23/2014 7:20:53 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: secret garden

It’s one small step from words on a helmet to a slogan and the next thing you know it’s all advertising.


48 posted on 01/23/2014 7:21:33 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Justin’s beiber is stuned. That boy will not live to see 30. I am sick of him all over my tv. amy winehouse comes to mind.


49 posted on 01/23/2014 7:24:43 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: hobbes1
Find the catch phrase in this story. Profanity alert.
50 posted on 01/23/2014 7:49:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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