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Spheterize

Postby wquinette » Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:05 pm

I've seen this one and I'm curious about its origins.
I've seen on a webpage that it means "to make something one's own; to appropriate".

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:27 pm

I thought I'd seen this before
you're right Gailr, even Google has disavowed any knowledge, repeating it's much hated do you mean....?
However I found it on two sources and I love the sound of it while saying it.

Now, do not spheterize.... Oh no, Thou shalt not spheterize... an emerging word, use it, all of you to produce those lovely Huh? stares we linguists often get in the course of normal conversations.

Yippie! I can even hear it on a new country song, *wailing heard*
then:
Don't you spheterize my honey, sonny.
don't take ma truck off it's blocks,
leave my satallite dish in its place
alongside my trailer ,
and 'llow ma dogs to sleep under the porch
Oooooooooh, don't ya go spheterizing nothin' Ah gots,
or fer sure I'll be calling the cops.
(wouldn't it be "or I'll be shooting yer @**?)

from here:Spheterize








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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:26 pm

Isn't it suspicious that both spheterize and abscond should crop up in the same day?

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:38 pm

hmmmm strange phenema(sic), Batman

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Postby Apoclima » Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:25 pm

Katy:
Don't you spheterize my honey, sonny.
don't take ma truck off it's blocks,
leave my satallite dish in its place
alongside my trailer ,
and 'llow ma dogs to sleep under the porch
Oooooooooh, don't ya go spheterizing nothin' Ah gots,
or fer sure I'll be calling the cops.


Very nice, Katy! It reminds me of that famous painting,
"The Spheterization of the Supine Woman."

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:30 pm

hmmmm, do I hear the unmistakable sound of whisltling dirty ditties again? So famous I never heard of it, who painted it?

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anyone know of the etymology of this word?
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Postby gailr » Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:27 pm

Diligent research reveals only that it is of Greek origin, which is more than I found the first time I looked it up. This calls for someone with a serious dictionary...
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Postby KatyBr » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:15 am

Gailr, is that goose heavy?


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Postby Apoclima » Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:32 am

I can't find it anywhere!

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Oh, well, I think it was by Picasso anyway!

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Postby KatyBr » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:17 pm

it sounds like a Picasso.

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Postby astrokatastro » Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:16 pm

it seems to me a greek word. I take a place or rang that i don't belong to me.
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Postby Apoclima » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:30 pm

The ancient Greeks often put "ΝΙΨΟΝΑΝΟΜΗΜΑΤΑΜΗΜΟΝΑΝΟΨΙΝ" (or, in mixed case with [modern] accents and divided into words, Νίψον ανομήματα μη μόναν όψιν: "Nipson anomēmata mē monan opsin") on fountains (ps, ψ, is one letter in Greek, called psi), meaning "Wash the sin as well as the face."


Palindrome

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Postby astrokatastro » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:52 am

you can read it with the same way from the right to the left
ειναι καρκινική επιγραφή.
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Postby gailr » Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:54 pm

Thanks for the info, astrokatastro. I also found some links to Greek poetry using parts of this word, but could not read them.

Silly Katy! :D Wearing geese is sooo last millenium. This is the classic vulture headdress. Accessorized, of course, with rose-colored glasses.
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Postby KatyBr » Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:17 pm

Ah yes, Silly katy, trix and vultures are for Kids! lol
I love the eyewear. How This millenium! How outré of me not to notice.

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