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OMGJustinBieber
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5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I had a really good word that I forgot. I'll give you what I remember.

It begins with an 'e.'
It means something along the lines of 'to subject to scathing criticism', or basically 'to expose' something.
We think of bringing a cut or a wound to light, or peeling back skin in using this word.
It is certainly over 5 letters, and I believe it to be over 7 maybe 8.

Any ideas?
YYW
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5/20/2013 11:46:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
I had a really good word that I forgot. I'll give you what I remember.

It begins with an 'e.'
It means something along the lines of 'to subject to scathing criticism', or basically 'to expose' something.
We think of bringing a cut or a wound to light, or peeling back skin in using this word.
It is certainly over 5 letters, and I believe it to be over 7 maybe 8.

Any ideas?

Eviscerate.
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5/20/2013 11:49:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/20/2013 11:46:48 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
I had a really good word that I forgot. I'll give you what I remember.

It begins with an 'e.'
It means something along the lines of 'to subject to scathing criticism', or basically 'to expose' something.
We think of bringing a cut or a wound to light, or peeling back skin in using this word.
It is certainly over 5 letters, and I believe it to be over 7 maybe 8.

Any ideas?

Eviscerate.

It's excorciate, but your word helped me remember.

I'll give half credit. ;)
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5/20/2013 11:51:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/20/2013 11:46:48 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
I had a really good word that I forgot. I'll give you what I remember.

It begins with an 'e.'
It means something along the lines of 'to subject to scathing criticism', or basically 'to expose' something.
We think of bringing a cut or a wound to light, or peeling back skin in using this word.
It is certainly over 5 letters, and I believe it to be over 7 maybe 8.

Any ideas?

Eviscerate.

No. Excoriate.
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5/20/2013 11:51:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/20/2013 11:49:34 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:46:48 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
I had a really good word that I forgot. I'll give you what I remember.

It begins with an 'e.'
It means something along the lines of 'to subject to scathing criticism', or basically 'to expose' something.
We think of bringing a cut or a wound to light, or peeling back skin in using this word.
It is certainly over 5 letters, and I believe it to be over 7 maybe 8.

Any ideas?

Eviscerate.

It's excorciate, but your word helped me remember.

I'll give half credit. ;)

Yes, indeed.
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5/21/2013 12:00:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/20/2013 11:51:22 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:46:48 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
I had a really good word that I forgot. I'll give you what I remember.

It begins with an 'e.'
It means something along the lines of 'to subject to scathing criticism', or basically 'to expose' something.
We think of bringing a cut or a wound to light, or peeling back skin in using this word.
It is certainly over 5 letters, and I believe it to be over 7 maybe 8.

Any ideas?

Eviscerate.

No. Excoriate.

Ok, now I feel like a retard for saying excorciate in a sentence a few months back.

I guess I'll have to give full credit.
YYW
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5/21/2013 12:05:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 12:00:01 AM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:51:22 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:46:48 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
I had a really good word that I forgot. I'll give you what I remember.

It begins with an 'e.'
It means something along the lines of 'to subject to scathing criticism', or basically 'to expose' something.
We think of bringing a cut or a wound to light, or peeling back skin in using this word.
It is certainly over 5 letters, and I believe it to be over 7 maybe 8.

Any ideas?

Eviscerate.

No. Excoriate.

Ok, now I feel like a retard for saying excorciate in a sentence a few months back.

I guess I'll have to give full credit.

You got it before I did... I have been known to use eviscerate and excoriate interchangeably -and when I get called on it just say I'm speaking metaphorically. Both have a seething "bite" to them, though. Very useful words, indeed.
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5/21/2013 12:17:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I love both of those words. And they are very similar. Eviscerate means to rip out someone's viscera, and excoriate means to tear off their skin. I love graphic, etymologically technical words that take on a figurative meaning.
"The wounded surgeon plies the steel
That questions the distempered part;
Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
The sharp compassion of the healer's art"
- T. S. Eliot -
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5/21/2013 12:23:06 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 12:17:35 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I love both of those words. And they are very similar. Eviscerate means to rip out someone's viscera, and excoriate means to tear off their skin. I love graphic, etymologically technical words that take on a figurative meaning.

I also like the word "flense" or "flensed." Got it from Archer. Love it!
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5/21/2013 12:48:46 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 12:23:06 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/21/2013 12:17:35 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I love both of those words. And they are very similar. Eviscerate means to rip out someone's viscera, and excoriate means to tear off their skin. I love graphic, etymologically technical words that take on a figurative meaning.

I also like the word "flense" or "flensed." Got it from Archer. Love it!

My sisters and I used to referred to Jillian Michaels as 'The Great Flenser' when my mother watched 'The Biggest Loser'.
"The wounded surgeon plies the steel
That questions the distempered part;
Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
The sharp compassion of the healer's art"
- T. S. Eliot -
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5/21/2013 1:31:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 12:48:46 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 5/21/2013 12:23:06 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/21/2013 12:17:35 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
I love both of those words. And they are very similar. Eviscerate means to rip out someone's viscera, and excoriate means to tear off their skin. I love graphic, etymologically technical words that take on a figurative meaning.

I also like the word "flense" or "flensed." Got it from Archer. Love it!

My sisters and I used to referred to Jillian Michaels as 'The Great Flenser' when my mother watched 'The Biggest Loser'.

Omg that is beautiful.