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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
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
-- Attributed to Richard Henry Lee
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