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Sunday, January 16, 2011


Magnet #1059 - Tmesis


Shootfire. I knew I should have waited so I could think of more of these that I use! Anyone else have any?

Tmesis is when people insert one word into another word, for emphasis, or usually to be funny.

That's why this Nic and the Newfie magnet is my all-time favorite of the six reclaimed words on reclaimed magnets that I have.

I seriously do it all the time, whether I mean to be funny or not. For some reason, it just gets freakin point across better when you've added a whole other word to your expletive. What? I always said I curse like a sailor. Don't judge.

Oddly, though, I also mix up my words and syllables every once in a while, too.

It's like that cartoon about the trolls - anyone remember that one from the 80s? Where they all drive around in a long white convertible, and there's one weird guy who always gets his syllables backward?

Am I the only one who remembers that cartoon? I don't even remember enough of the details to look it up on You Tube - I just remember his white car that looks an awful lot like Boss Hogg on The Dukes of Hazzard.

Anyone? Anyone?
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