Friday, January 8, 2010

Example Linguistic Ju-Jitsu

Here is a great example of green-belt level Linguistic JuJitsu:

inter-digitation
Pronunciation: \in-ˈtər ˈdi-jət ˈtā-shən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Linguistic Ju-Jitsu from Middle English enteren inter and digits from Latin digitus finger, toe; perhaps akin to Greek deiknynai to show
Date: 21st century
: interlocking fingers (while holding hands)

Thanks to Kelsey Hotmomma Williams for this one.

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