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OMGJustinBieber
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5/20/2013 11:44:15 PM
Posted: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
- Lord Dunsany -

"The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? "
- W. B. Yeats -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
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5/21/2013 12:23:06 AM
Posted: 4 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: 4 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'.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
- Lord Dunsany -

"The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? "
- W. B. Yeats -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
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5/21/2013 1:31:01 AM
Posted: 4 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.