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Word For The Day, Thursday, March 27, 2014 – infix
dictionaries ad nauseam | 27 March 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 03/27/2014 4:38:23 AM PDT by secret garden

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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".

infix \IN-fiks\ noun
a derivational or inflectional affix appearing in the body of a word

Example sentences:
The Philippine language of Tagalog adds infixes such as "-um-" and "-su-" to verbs to convey different tenses and voices.

"As Mark Peters writes, [The Simpsons character Ned] Flanders is 'hyper-holy,' and his infixes sanctify a typically profane process. He is also gratingly cheerful … and diddly perfectly conveys his sunny attitude: murder and dilemma sound a lot less forbidding when infixed as murdiddlyurder and dididdlyemma…."
— From Michael Adams' 2009 book Slang: The People's Poetry

Etymology:
Like prefixes and suffixes, infixes are part of the general class of affixes ("sounds or letters attached to or inserted within a word to produce a derivative word or an inflectional form"). Infixes are relatively rare in English, but you can find them in the plural forms of some words. For example, "cupful," "spoonful," and "passerby" can be pluralized as "cupsful," "spoonsful," and "passersby," using "s" as an infix. Another example is the insertion of an (often offensive) intensifier into a word, as in "fan-freakin'-tastic." Such whole-word insertions are sometimes called "infixes," though this phenomenon is more traditionally known as "tmesis."

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 03/27/2014 4:38:23 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 03/27/2014 4:40:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Empro-er Obama infixes manure into the very fabric and weft of his actions.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 4:42:07 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: secret garden

Bara-Crypto Hussein Oba-Moslem-a

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4 posted on 03/27/2014 4:42:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Darksheare
A for you.
5 posted on 03/27/2014 4:44:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis
A+ for you!
6 posted on 03/27/2014 4:45:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Recent election results seem to indicate an influx of infesting infixes that do anything but “fix” our problems.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 5:01:46 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: secret garden
Some rappers use shiznit for shit
An infix that cleans it, a bit
Not creative nor clever
They attempt or endeavor
To convince "Yutes" that they are legit
8 posted on 03/27/2014 5:08:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: NicknamedBob
A for you.
9 posted on 03/27/2014 5:34:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
2 legit, 2 legit to quit.
A+ for you.
10 posted on 03/27/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis

I never understood why the caricature of the mooch didn’t include the rumposaurus that follows her around.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 5:37:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I can’t stand it when it’s so cold out I can’t ****infix my car!


12 posted on 03/27/2014 5:43:59 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: secret garden
hopefully the "fix is in" in this Iowa race where this dimwit disses Chuck Grassley for being a farmer and not a lawyer.

“If you help me win this race, you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice, someone who’s been literally fighting tort reform for 30 years, in a visible or public way, on the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Braley said in the clip, which Republicans have been gleefully circulating. “Or you might have a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Because, if Democrats lose the majority, Chuck Grassley will be the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Chuckles has been on the Judiciary committee for nearly 30 years... but let's put some NOOB on there just because he's a lawyer not a farmer.

13 posted on 03/27/2014 5:44:05 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Diogenesis

One of my Sophomore English classes had the New Yorker as required reading. I despised that rag before I was in that class, and hated it even more when I got done. I went to a private military college, which was nice because there were very few commie professors, but this English prof was hardcore pinko all the way, and we never agreed on just about anything. I got my C and walked.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: xsmommy

Chuckles was suspicious of Souter being a crypto-lib while the lawyers were clueless.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 5:48:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy

Especially someone who has been “fighting tort reform.”


16 posted on 03/27/2014 5:49:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Hobbes uses ellipsis, and commas for that effect.

Since there is a word for it, I must not be daft after all!

I so heart you for making my day!


17 posted on 03/27/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: NeoCaveman

not all the lawyers... ; )


18 posted on 03/27/2014 6:03:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

yes, really, fighting it, not FOR it! that was quite telling.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 6:04:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Look at the bright side...

If we follow Shakespeare we can reform government, in a day.

Just sayin....

Ironically, the only person I know with that much disdain for lawyers....is one..


20 posted on 03/27/2014 6:09:28 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A for you, F for an overextended winter.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 6:09:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Pig farmers rule! They need to run with this! A+ for you.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

Hobbes is talking in the third person, like Jimmy. A for you!


23 posted on 03/27/2014 6:11:44 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1

because anyone who is a lawyer, knows it really isn’t all that big of a deal.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 6:16:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
i actually will give the WH props on this, i think the seed case was perfect for a gift. i do hope that Francis spoke of Obamacare and the contraception mandate, the article said that it would be mentioned at some point.
25 posted on 03/27/2014 6:19:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Just the Senator lawyers.

Congressman Braley's pitch was basically "elect me to keep Leaky Leahy as Jusiciary Chairman or else it's Chairman Grassley as the Senate flips.

I hope Joni Ernst is his opponent. She has experience dealing with people like him. /squeal

26 posted on 03/27/2014 6:22:14 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: xsmommy
Better than a flash drive loaded with his speeches and pontificating. Yes, I said it.
27 posted on 03/27/2014 6:24:45 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

yes, she would be great. i think the other repub is a goldman sachs person and that would be DEATH in iowa, i know that iowans prize a hog castrator.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 6:25:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

ROR!


29 posted on 03/27/2014 6:25:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
i think the other repub is a goldman sachs person and that would be DEATH in iowa

Really?

That's as crazy as having TARP chief Neel Kashkari for governor of California. Oh wait that's happening.

30 posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

Nice.

LOL.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:50 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

Jimmy is going to get you Kramer..

And..

George likes spicy chicken.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 6:43:26 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: xsmommy

Not like teaching physics...after all.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 6:44:49 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

oh no. only the most amazing people can do that.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 6:46:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

George is getting annoyed!


35 posted on 03/27/2014 6:46:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Upset ;-). But allow me a moment...

So, the time has come the Tiger said, to talk of many things....

Of Ships and Shoes and Sealing wax, of Cabbages, and Kings...

So, for those of you that don’t already know, I am coming to the end of a divorce 3 years in the making. I waited to say so, but it was pointed out to me, that my recent tone and tenor had tended to the adversarial and contentious, which is not my usual demeanor, so...if recently I have been so, my apologies.

I generally try to keep confidences, so I’ve not really addressed it here.

It’s fairly clear to anyone in my TL, that the end of that road, is not an utter disaster, I am remarrying, and moving on, despite the chasm created by my immeasurable loss.

For those that have exhibited kindness along the way, without regard to what you may have heard or surmised, thanks from the bottom of my heart.

So..life goes on....I just wanted to explain my pissy attitude to anyone on the other end. That is not me.

And, as we have a long history here I’d rather let you know personally, and not leave it to idle gossip.

Pace. (Latin not a misspell)


36 posted on 03/27/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

I am so very sorry.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 6:50:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Well, it’s not quite as easy as removing the trap on a sink.....


38 posted on 03/27/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: hobbes1

no, you are absolutely right. nothing short of amazing.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 6:54:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

Jimmy’s gonna put the moves on Elaine.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 7:01:15 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That’s Jimmy!


41 posted on 03/27/2014 7:07:58 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Now that is a clever one!


42 posted on 03/27/2014 7:08:41 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Travis T. OJustice; xsmommy

You were probably smart to take the C and walk. A local community college prof recently taught an advanced Chemistry course insted of a beginning level course and although most kids were failing the school refuses to step and and do anything about it. Sorry kids - it was her first year to teach the lower level course so you just paid to lower your GPA.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 7:12:16 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

xsbaby is finding it difficult to accept that professors do not really give a crap if you learn or not, in college. her HS was incredibly supportive and nurturing and i believe it did the kids a disservice bc the contrast is quite stark.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Bams will “probably” read it....he is so condescending


45 posted on 03/27/2014 7:14:47 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

and yeah the Pope is about the only other person who has more protocol to deal with than Obams.


46 posted on 03/27/2014 7:17:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

I’m sorry to hear this - especially for your children. I hope you and your wife keep a good relationship for their sake. I have heard some childish and ridiculous comments about “their mother” mentioned from divorcing dads (and the comments about “their dad”) with people forgetting that the children share DNA from both parents. Usually in a selfish move, couples divorcing put themselves first and forget what it is doing to their children.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Bams will feel he is equal to the Pope now since they have discussed the evil income equality in the world.


48 posted on 03/27/2014 7:21:59 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave; tioga; All
Holy cow! If Jimmah would have added in how many black babies and possibly future gays have been murdered by abortion he might have gotten a response from the left.....
49 posted on 03/27/2014 7:25:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
oh i think you should be running for your life about now....
50 posted on 03/27/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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