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Word For The Day, Thursday, July 10, 2014 epenthesis
dictionaries ad nauseam | 10 July 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 07/10/2014 5:16:40 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".

epenthesis \ih-PEN-thuh-sis\noun
the insertion or development of a sound or letter in the body of a word.

Example sentences:
The "b" in the adjective "nimble" is the result of epenthesis; in Middle English, the word was spelled "nimel."

"When Yogi Bear talks about swiping 'pick-a-nick' baskets in Jellystone Park, it sounds as if he's just having fun, but he's also demonstrating 'epenthesis,' inserting a vowel to avoid the consonants bumping up against each other."
— Ruth Walker,The Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2012

Etymology:
If you say "film" as "FIL-um," with two syllables, you've committed epenthesis. It isn't a punishable offense—in fact, it's not an offense at all. It is simply a natural way to break up an awkward cluster of consonants. It's easier for some people to say "film" as two syllables instead of one, just as it's easier for some to insert a "b" sound into "cummerbund," pronouncing that word as "CUM-ber-bund.” From Late Latin from Greek, from epentithenai to insert, from epi- + en- ² + tithenai to place] and from Greek thésis a setting down, something set down, equivalent to the- (stem of tithénai to put, set down) + -sis -sis

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 07/10/2014 5:16:40 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 07/10/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ugh. Coffee.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden

good morning.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 5:21:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Warsh! As in, I warshed my hands and face!


5 posted on 07/10/2014 5:21:45 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: secret garden
if Obams signs an EO demanding that people take in these diseased and contagious children, the populace will go nuke U lar.
6 posted on 07/10/2014 5:23:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Bushbacker1

you got the sound of a Pittsburgher about ya!


7 posted on 07/10/2014 5:24:12 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

And I just thought I had taken a deep dive into the dictionary and thesaurus then along comes this thread with the Word of the Day.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 5:27:31 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: secret garden

Nearly died from epenthesisis when I was a kid.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 5:31:04 AM PDT by Brother Cracker ( Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being old and cranky)
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To: secret garden

Tall and tan with curves and creases
The Girl from Epenthesis unleashes
My heart’s kinesis
I go to pieces
and....ahhhhh


10 posted on 07/10/2014 5:47:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Brother Cracker

The addition of vowels to the name Obama is a perfect example of epenthesisis.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 5:47:53 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: secret garden

Obama used a phone and a pen thesis
Constitution was put in parenthesis
Separation of Powers
Was sent to the showers
Two centuries, he put an end to this


12 posted on 07/10/2014 5:48:11 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: Brother Cracker

Brother Cracker, you started an epithenetic trend with epenthesisis. It is visibely infecatious.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 5:53:50 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I can name that tune in 5 notes!


14 posted on 07/10/2014 6:13:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Louis Foxwell
Bo Dietl speaks in epethesis with some frequency.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 6:14:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

My real-a-tor got a nice commission for selling a house, so she bought some jewel-a-ry.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (7 hard drives crashed at exactly the most opportune moment for the Regime. Coincidence?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Did that jewel a ree contain any alu min ium?


17 posted on 07/10/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Check the thermos.
18 posted on 07/10/2014 6:46:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
Howdy!
19 posted on 07/10/2014 6:47:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Bushbacker1
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
20 posted on 07/10/2014 6:48:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MrB; TruthShallSetYouFree; secret garden; xsmommy

Did that jewel a ree contain any alu min ium?

Just the tiniest bit of bright shiny a-lumina-minimum ....


21 posted on 07/10/2014 6:48:54 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

They pronounced it that way three times on 24 this week. It was jaw-dropping, because it was by the joint chief and the president.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 6:49:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: T-Bird45
Welcome to WFTD!
23 posted on 07/10/2014 6:50:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Brother Cracker

But you got better. Welcome to WFTD!


24 posted on 07/10/2014 6:50:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well done. A+ for you!


25 posted on 07/10/2014 6:51:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Remember how he couldn’t even name the three branches of government? Good job, Harvard Law, passing someone that stupid. A+ for you!


26 posted on 07/10/2014 6:52:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Someone get that man a Gilette.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Spoken like a true verbal ath-a-lete. Extra credit noted.


28 posted on 07/10/2014 6:54:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

well isn’t that how W pronounced it [and was made fun of for it]?


29 posted on 07/10/2014 6:58:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Doesn’t Neil have him on often? he’s a goofball, but can be funny.


30 posted on 07/10/2014 6:59:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes, lots of people pronounce it that way so I thought it was a funny nod to him, that it’s obvious what he is talking about so why hammer him on the pronunciation? If we’re using that word, we have bigger fish to fry!


31 posted on 07/10/2014 7:38:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
epenthesis

Is that a legitiment* word ??

(* oft-heard verbal "liniment" ;)

32 posted on 07/10/2014 7:50:46 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bump)
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To: mikrofon

Yes, you might say it’s legit. 2 legit, 2 legit to quit!!


33 posted on 07/10/2014 8:32:09 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon

Also, A for you!


34 posted on 07/10/2014 8:42:23 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I go to school to learn words like epenthesis — also reading, writing, & arith-i-ma-tics.


35 posted on 07/10/2014 8:52:16 AM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: secret garden

Very graciuous of you ;!


36 posted on 07/10/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by mikrofon (WFTD Bump)
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave
Hello Pittsburgh fans.
37 posted on 07/10/2014 9:47:48 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: MoochPooch

A for you!


38 posted on 07/10/2014 9:52:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

very cool. soother prob even recognizes the movies the clips are from. The only one I recognize is the Night of the Living Dead. What was Hermione in that was filmed in pgh?


39 posted on 07/10/2014 9:59:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

We need more little afternoon showers like yesterday, so
fingers crossed-

With his practical epenthesis,
AT least Bush would have tried
To undo congressional messes
Instead of running to hide

He wouldn’t have gone nu-cu-ler
But he’d know what it takes
To come up with a strategery
For even his own mistakes

Obama just plays pool and golf
And does fund raisers at night-
Fifteen thousand bucks a plate
While hiding in plain sight...


40 posted on 07/10/2014 10:40:14 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

I think that’s from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. My son said it was a good book, before the movie came out.


41 posted on 07/10/2014 10:48:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

I love that you put strategery in there. A++! And send some showers to us. We had a cool front roll in overnight but all it did was reduce the humidity by about 5%. Not that I’m complaining, but we haven’t had any rain for weeks and we need it.


42 posted on 07/10/2014 10:50:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

When I gave the dog a few sunflower kernels at breakfast, same as every morning, Midget girl stood up with her paws on the chair edge, begging, so I put a few on a paper towel and set it on the floor in front of her. She ate them-I’ve never seen a cat eat stuff like that-I had put fresh food in their bowls less than an hour before...


43 posted on 07/10/2014 10:54:04 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

We haven’t had rain in a coup[le of weeks, either-those little showers don’t do much more than cool things down, but that is fine-we need some real rain...


44 posted on 07/10/2014 10:57:35 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

Thank you! And will you share the cool front? The days are at and above 90 now...


45 posted on 07/10/2014 10:59:10 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5; secret garden

Jules was barking his fool head off a doe this AM> I guess she was in the yard eating apples, and I let him out around 5:20 and then I heard him barking thinking, GREAT, am sure the neighbors appreciate that at this hour, and when I opened the front door and went out, I saw her on the other side of the flower bed from him, looking alarmed, before she took off across the neighbors yard and fence. He was constrained by the electric fence and can’t cross the driveway.


46 posted on 07/10/2014 11:01:48 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

she’s such a COPYCATTER! ; )


47 posted on 07/10/2014 11:02:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

My cat refuses to eat anything but his dry cat food. He doesn’t even like cat tricks and thinks we are trying to poison him.


48 posted on 07/10/2014 11:09:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy; Texan5

I saw a doe with her fawn in the river alongside the trail this morning. And there was a tom turkey strutting his stuff out in one of the fields.


49 posted on 07/10/2014 11:11:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Whose apples are the deer eating-are they fallen ones? We put 6 foot game fencing around fruit trees and gardens-fruit that has fallen to the ground is all the critters get...


50 posted on 07/10/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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