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    Default Curious Way To Put It!!!

    As the son of a school teacher and musician, I'm a guy who has an above average and moderately vast vocabulary, except when I'm angry and then only two words usually abound. I also like to, in my own mind, decipher words and investigate the genesis of them.

    Of late while reading my recent issues of TAS and Stereophile, I've been noticing a more than usual use of the word "ineffable." Now being a 51 year old teenager at heart, I find this word amusing for obvious reasons.

    I tried to figure out the genesis. I can tell by the rest of the sentance the meaning of the word but still I've tried to manipulate a sentance to use a different word. Well needless to say it seems I have too much time on my hands which I assure you is not true.

    So for any looney tune like myself who wonders about a word like "ineffable," here is what Merriam Webster says:

    ineffable
    One entry found for ineffable.

    Main Entry: in·ef·fa·ble
    Pronunciation: (")i-'ne-f&-b&l
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ineffabilis, from in- + effabilis capable of being expressed, from effari to speak out, from ex- + fari to speak -- more at BAN
    1 a : incapable of being expressed in words : INDESCRIBABLE b : UNSPEAKABLE
    2 : not to be uttered : TABOO
    - in·ef·fa·bil·i·ty /-"ne-f&-'bi-l&-tE/ noun
    - in·ef·fa·ble·ness /-'ne-f&-b&l-n&s/ noun
    - in·ef·fa·bly /-blE/ adverb

    I apologize for wasting your reading time!:D

    Perhaps we could start a "word of the day" thread!!!

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    Use it in a sentence?

    Rosie O'Donnel is ineffable.


    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demiurge View Post
    Use it in a sentence?

    Rosie O'Donnel is ineffable.


    :)
    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! ROTFLMAO!!! LOL!!!! ROARING WITH LAUGHTER. . . see I'm not the only teenager at heart!!!

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    That was a perfect use of that word....What does he win?
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    Who cares if mainstream pop is released in SACD? In most cases, that amounts to polishing a turd.
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    Have you ever felt the legs of a female equestrian on your head?

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    Did you mean inflatable?
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Ayotte View Post
    That was a perfect use of that word....What does he win?
    I'll let you know after I clean up my wet pants!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    I'll let you know after I clean up my wet pants!!!
    There are certain things I don't want to know.....That would be one of them.:D
    Quote Originally Posted by troyd
    Who cares if mainstream pop is released in SACD? In most cases, that amounts to polishing a turd.
    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai
    Have you ever felt the legs of a female equestrian on your head?

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    WAAAAAAA that was terrific.

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