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absquatulate/absquatulation

Postby uncronopio » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:55 pm

From Wiktionary: Blended jocular mock-Latin word. Arose in America in the 19th century (about 1837). Probably made up of the following parts: The Latin adverb and prefix ab, "away (from)", (maybe taken from abscond), the suffix -ate (maybe taken from perambulate or undulate), and the middle portion, "squatul", which might be a derivation of to squat. Obsolete by 1900.

absquatulation: the action of going away suddenly and squatting somewhere; making off, decamping.
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Postby gailr » Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:17 am

B_dude: a word to call your own! :lol:

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Postby tcward » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:10 am

I want to be the first to say it: I don't know squat about absquatulation.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:22 am

That's a nice combination of squat and the corner I've referred to multiple times.

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