Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, March 27, 2014 – infix
Posted on 03/27/2014 4:38:23 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".
infix \IN-fiks\ noun
a derivational or inflectional affix appearing in the body of a word
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
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 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!
Rise and shine!
Empro-er Obama infixes manure into the very fabric and weft of his actions.
Recent election results seem to indicate an influx of infesting infixes that do anything but “fix” our problems.
I never understood why the caricature of the mooch didn’t include the rumposaurus that follows her around.
I can’t stand it when it’s so cold out I can’t ****infix my car!
If you help me win this race, you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice, someone whos 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.
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.
Chuckles was suspicious of Souter being a crypto-lib while the lawyers were clueless.
Especially someone who has been “fighting tort reform.”
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!
not all the lawyers... ; )
yes, really, fighting it, not FOR it! that was quite telling.
Look at the bright side...
If we follow Shakespeare we can reform government, in a day.
Ironically, the only person I know with that much disdain for lawyers....is one..
A for you, F for an overextended winter.
Pig farmers rule! They need to run with this! A+ for you.
Hobbes is talking in the third person, like Jimmy. A for you!
because anyone who is a lawyer, knows it really isn’t all that big of a deal.
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
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.
That's as crazy as having TARP chief Neel Kashkari for governor of California. Oh wait that's happening.
Jimmy is going to get you Kramer..
George likes spicy chicken.
Not like teaching physics...after all.
oh no. only the most amazing people can do that.
George is getting annoyed!
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)
I am so very sorry.
Well, it’s not quite as easy as removing the trap on a sink.....
no, you are absolutely right. nothing short of amazing.
Jimmy’s gonna put the moves on Elaine.
Now that is a clever one!
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.
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.
Bams will “probably” read it....he is so condescending
and yeah the Pope is about the only other person who has more protocol to deal with than Obams.
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.
Bams will feel he is equal to the Pope now since they have discussed the evil income equality in the world.
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