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Postby eberntson » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:17 pm


too old or worn for further work, service, etc.
retired, esp. with a pension, because of old age or infirmity

obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated

Origin: < ML superannuatus, pp. of superannuari, to be too old < L super (see super-) + annus, year (see annual)

SRC: Websters

Heard the word in the movie " A Touch of Class"
Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
--R. Burns

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Re: superannuated

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:24 pm

I fit the first, not the second.

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Re: superannuated

Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:45 pm

"And so he died, old and superannuated." Job 42:17 PWH Version.
It is dark at night, but the Sun will come up and then we can see.

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Re: superannuated

Postby Slava » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:42 pm

Obviously, at least to me, an entirely negative word. Might we not also apply it however, when complaining to our local grocery store?

"My, it seems to me your lettuce is a tad superannuated, wouldn't you say?"

"Gee, the sell by date on these hot dogs is from last month. I do believe that means they are superannuated."

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