Not the best way to win a race (Read 1320 times)

    I refuse to look at the definition provided by SRL.  I just think that is a made up word, and somehow made it into a dictionary like texting. 

     

    Made up word?

    And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

     

    Rob

       I still don't know what that word means.  Let me see how long my innocence lasts.

       

      Supererogatory movies used to be called XXX.

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

        I refuse to look at the definition provided by SRL.  I just think that is a made up word, and somehow made it into a dictionary like texting. 

         

        First Known Use of SUPEREROGATORY

        1593

         

        In 1593, somebody got the courage to say or write this word and I'm sure that somebody said "Whatchu talkin' about?" or "Say What?".

         

        Ever play "words with friends" or "hanging with friends", and some 'friend' of yours uses a word that nobody ever uses?  I just quit the game and let them win.

         

        I'm not the smartest guy, and my use of the English language is limited to words that others use.  (For all you intellectual elitists who now think I'm stupid... I'm not.  I just believe that the majority of the audience should understand the words you use).

         

        When people chime in with unused words (or seldom used words), I question them...

         

        BTW, I'm not talking about Stadjak or Jeff or ....

         Smile

         

         

        2014 Goals:

        #1: Do what I can do. <DOING>

        #2: 365 Hours training <NOPE, INJURED>

         


        Interval Junkie --Nobby

          When people chime in with unused words (or seldom used words), I question them...

           

          BTW, I'm not talking about Stadjak or Jeff or ....

           Smile

           

          You guys are a hoot.

           

          Sorry, didn't know the word was that rare -- it gets uncommon usage in some of my circles.  In this context it usually refers to something beyond a moral obligation: above and beyond the call of duty.  When you run into a burning building to save a stranger's child; nobody could morally obligate you to do that.

           

          I'd say I'd take the reaction as a call to dumb down my posts (or "stop putting on airs" if that's what people think), but it's hard to know what people know.  In college, I spent an afternoon with these guys talking about synesthesia, which they took as common and couldn't believe I didn't know the word: of course, they were all drug-adventurers.

           

          Anyway, now you're all prepped for the GRE! Wink

          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

          Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!


          HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

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            Anyway, now you're all prepped for the GRE! Wink

             

            What's the order of when these events happen during the marathon: GRE, synesthesia, wall ?

            It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

              I like it when people use words I don't know.  It's a chance to learn something and a reminder that there's a whole big world out there.

              Runners run.

                I'm pretty sure I know all of the words. 

                 

                  I'm pretty sure I know all of the four letter words. 

                   

                  Wink

                  And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                   

                  Rob


                  just a simple cat

                    I've only seen supererogatory used in referencce to someone with a supererogatory nipple.  Shy (third)

                     

                    Running is stupid

                    xor


                      It is nice to know that at the age of 45, I'm ready for the GRE.

                       

                      It's a big world out there.

                       

                        Okay, honestly, how many of you knew the meaning of supererogatory before stadjak extended our little minds?  My hand is down.

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                        xor


                          Okay, honestly, how many of you knew the meaning of supererogatory before stadjak extended our little minds?  My hand is down.

                           

                          Mine is too.  Which is why I posted the definition.  It's cool.  I'm still not sure I understood the post, but that's my issue.

                           

                          Now that I know this new cool word, perhaps I will use it.  Just wish it didn't start with supererererer.

                           

                            I have nothing against new words, but ones with a "g" or a "j" sound just don't agree with me.  pejorative, subrogation, synergy  - you get the idea.  

                              Vocabulary donnybrook!!!

                              xor


                                The only person able to beat Superman is Supererman.