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Re: Effable

Postby MTC » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:49 pm

Thanks to one and all. I'll keep at it.


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Re: Effable

Postby misterdoe » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:32 pm

"Effanineffable" -- a pun and a euphemism all wrapped up in one. :)

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Postby Stargzer » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:18 pm

gailr wrote:This word stretches from the sublime to the silly.

Shrinklits: Seventy of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size includes a summary of Lolita. It includes the line, "She was ineffable and yet, as effable as she could get."

With the rise of the euphemism "effing," I wonder if "effable" is taking on a new meaning in the cited work ... :-Þ

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Re: Effable

Postby scw1217 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:47 pm

I came across ineffable in an old rendition of the Bible verse, 1 Peter 1:8 where it says "ineffable joy" and had to look it up. (Knox version, now out of print).
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