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...a romper room for those of us who delight in playing and running away with words.

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Comment by Maricel Evasco on July 31, 2009 at 4:45pm
desecrate
Desecration (also called desacralization or desanctification) is the act of depriving something of its sacred character -- or the disrespectful or contemptuous treatment of that which is held to be sacred by a group or individual.

The desecration of proper English is complete.
Comment by Maricel Evasco on July 31, 2009 at 4:41pm
lol R Scott, funny thing I just stumbled onto that word Execrate yesterday while I was looking for ideas for fonts to use on my son's T-Shirt.

There is also a group:
Dead Youth : Execrate Lyrics

Eradication Extirpate
Abolition terminate
Extermination life will cease
Annihilation life Deceased
I Abominate the Human Race
I loathe All living life
You will Die I will Die
What I Hate Shall Not Exist



It must be a Goth or Emo who wrote this.
Comment by R. Scott White on July 31, 2009 at 2:09pm
In the "nobody would care but me" department we have "execrate" and "desecrate"
"Execrate" is 'ex' + 'secrate' where 'secrate' means "sacrament" or a way to make something holy. So 'execrate' is essentially doing the exact opposite thing - to make something as unholy as possible. 'De-' (for 'desecrate') removes something. So when you 'desecrate' something you are removing it's holiness as it were.
Note that neither word is close to 'defecate' which has to do with cleaning the... uh .. you know....
WAKE UP!!! MY POST IS NOW OVER!!! WAKE UP!!
RSW
Comment by Maricel Evasco on July 31, 2009 at 11:42am
execrate to curse

Stop execrating! The children are listening.
Comment by Maricel Evasco on July 30, 2009 at 10:28am
thx for the information. I'll look for it now.
Comment by Thomas William Farquhar on July 30, 2009 at 4:52am
Maricel, are you familiar with the "hotforwords" channel on YouTube? An American/Russian discusses the origins of words, you might enjoy it - I`m definitely enjoying these. For kennings how about pen stain for ink.
Comment by Maricel Evasco on July 30, 2009 at 2:29am
kenning-
is a magic poetic phrase, a figure of speech, substituted for the usual name of a person or thing.

A figurative, usually compound expression used in place of a name or noun, especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry

funny example:

A Mother Is...
Nose wiper, bottom swiper,
peacemaker, morning waker,
food provider, task collider,
lie detector, nagging heckler.
"No" repeater, morals preacher,
bedroom tidier, taxi driver,
chore finder, chore reminder,
cuddly soother, household hooverer.
Fun wrecker, homework checker,
Manners monitor,
family mediator,
Love radiator
Comment by Maricel Evasco on July 30, 2009 at 2:06am
Pillock was actually originally meant to connote a man's private part. I guess a lot of politicians are dic*heads so the term does apply. lol
Comment by Thomas William Farquhar on July 29, 2009 at 12:09pm
Pillock - isn`t that a synonym for politician?
Comment by Maricel Evasco on July 29, 2009 at 5:13am
Pillock
Noun for Idiot, fool.
A man who commits a stupid act or one who's stupidity backfires.

"You burnt the toast AGAIN !? that's three times now, you pillock".
 

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