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Postby William Hupy » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:55 am

At the risk of being soundly chastised for submitting the same word twice, I am willing to take the risk, as I used this word today in context for the first time and felt it necessary for that reason alone to urge its advance to an official word of the day.
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Re: pretermitted

Postby Slava » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:29 pm

Here's what I said to the previous post:

Well, I haven't seen it, but it could be used right now quite frequently. Can you say sequester? The government is definitely pretermitting a lot of its responsibilities these days. :twisted:

I'll add to this that your previous gripe about the over use of the prefix pre- is misplaced here. Pretermit is formed of praeter- and mittere, not pre- and *termittere.

I wonder why I didn't grok to that the first time around. :oops:

Praeter- and pre- are related, but do not mean the same thing.
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Re: pretermitted

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:36 pm

Shall we prattle on?
Now that's an interesting word also!
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Re: pretermitted

Postby William Hupy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:18 am

Thanks Slava for your well considered responses. You will note that I did not riff on the use of pre this time.
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Re: pretermitted

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:27 am

William, you used the word "riff" in your previous posting. I am familiar with this word in a musical sense only. What does it mean where you used it?
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Re: pretermitted

Postby William Hupy » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:39 am

A rapid energetic often improvised verbal outpouring.
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Re: pretermitted

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:02 am

Riff: Ah, so it means the same as a verbal action as it does as a musical action. I will use it.
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Re: pretermitted

Postby William Hupy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:07 am

Use it, by all means. I had never thought about the connection with the musical version until you pointed that out. Thanks.
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