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  •  Beautiful word, "embiggen" (7+ / 0-)

    Sunday mornings are more beautiful without Meet the Press.

    by deben on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 07:35:57 AM PST

    •  Not in my Oxford English Unabridged (0+ / 0-)

      nor American Heritage.

      Wiktionary's got it, though, with an etymology:

      1884, C.A. Ward, "New Verbs", in Notes and Queries: A Medium of Intercommunication for Literary Men, General Readers, Etc, volume 10, page 135:

      Are there not, however, barbarous verbs in all languages? ἀλλ' ἐμεγάλυνεν αυτοὺς ὁ λαός, but the people magnified them, to make great or embiggen, if we may invent an English parallel as ugly. After all, use is nearly everything.

      Not sure what that guy's problem with it was. I think it's fine.

      ;)

      Sunday mornings are more beautiful without Meet the Press.

      by deben on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 08:00:21 AM PST

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      •  It's a perfectly cromulent word (nt) (1+ / 0-)
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        ChemBob

        Intended to be a factual statement.

        by ipsos on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:29:44 AM PST

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        •  And if not perfectly so (0+ / 0-)

          we can just encromulate it further!

          Democrats must
          Earn the trust
          Of the 99% --
          That's our intent!

          "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinksy OCcupy!

          by Seneca Doane on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 12:55:10 PM PST

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