stran·gu·late [strang-gyuh-leyt] Show IPA verb (used with object), stran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·ing. 1. Pathology, Surgery . to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function. 2. to strangle. Origin: 1655–65; < Latin strangulātus, past participle of strangulāre to strangle; see -ate1 Related forms stran·gu·la·ble [strang-gyuh-luh-buhl] Show IPA , adjective stran·gu·la·tion, noun stran·gu·la·tive, adjective stran·gu·la·to·ry [strang-gyuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective un·stran·gu·la·ble, adjective ------------------------------------------ Taken from Dictionary.com, so yep, you're right. Learn something new every day. I didn't even know strangulate was a word. ETA: Now the stupidest thing I've heard today is that I didn't know strangulated wasn't a word. Does it count if you say it? Or read it? Type?
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04-05-2013 12:26 #221Senior Member
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Last edited by Jennaisme; 04-05-2013 at 12:31.
04-05-2013 17:35 #222
Oh geez...i didnt mean to cause this. I didnt explain properly so for that im sorry. He was describing a feeling he had to someone and said something like "it felt like i was being strangulated"....i thought the proper description would be "it felt like i was being strangled".
When he said it out loud to a mate it sounded wrong....
Am I incorrect???
The reason for my post was that he uses words incorrectly and in the wrong context.
Sorry for confusion..
04-05-2013 17:46 #223
22-06-2013 19:21 #224
Hehe another one from not long ago my best friend was getting coffee
Bf: can I have a soy mocha?
Barista: oh I'm sorry we don't do soy mochas... But I can make you a soy latte with chocolate in it.
22-06-2013 19:49 #225
The shop assistant recently (late teens) "just letting you know we have 50% off everything in store today, so like, if you buy this $4 singlet it'll be like $2.50!".
22-06-2013 19:53 #226
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24-06-2013 08:37 #228
These are gold!!
24-06-2013 08:40 #229
In high school while on a school camp my friends and I were being a little silly. One of our mates said "I'm sure you three have ADD" my friend asked "What's that?" I told her it was attention deficit disorder... She looked at him with a strange expression and replied ... "I'm not deaf??!!"
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24-06-2013 08:45 #230
Back in highschool, dh's english teacher told everyone that woolworths has three syllables
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