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Don't Scarify the Word

November 12, 2001 - 4:10 a.m.

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Roughly two hours ago (1 hour and 51 minutes actually, but who's counting?), I opened this window with the intention of writing a diary entry in accordance with certain demands. Obviously, I didn't get very far if this entry starts the way it does. I have, however, discovered that this place scares me. I suppose that could just be my aversion to televangelism and force-feeding your particular religious beliefs upon others though.

Today, horrible Monday that it is,

November 12 is .... National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day (Ick. I just want cheese.)

Don't Scarify the Word, You'll Make It Sad

scarify (v. SKAIR-uh-fye)

1 : to make scratches or small cuts in (as skin); also : to lacerate the feelings of

2 : to break up and loosen the surface of (as a field or road)

3 : to cut or soften the wall of (a hard seed) to hasten germination

You get two words for the price of one with scarify. The earlier word first appeared in English in the 14th century with the meaning to make scratches or cuts in (and later developed a figurative application to cutting someone emotionally). This word is ultimately derived from a Greek word meaning to scratch an outline. However, a homograph of scarify turned up in print in 1794, and gained currency in the 20th century. This scarify was formed by combining scare with -ify, possibly as a combination of scare and terrify, and it predictably means to scare or frighten. Neither scarify is terribly common these days, but they do turn up on occasion.

Hmm...now that it's taken me three hours to write a paragraph and copy & paste two things, I suppose I should talk about what I was going to put in the previous entry but forgot about. I saw an episode of South Park Saturday night. Well, most of an episode of South Park anyway. It was the one where they go to Afghanistan and meet their Afghani counterparts? There were some good points there and it was rather well-done for what it was, but whatever points I wanted to make about it have left my head now, so I guess it really didn't matter and I had nothing to update about, so you've just read three paragraphs and I just wasted 3 & 1/2 hours of my time for nothing. Oh joy.



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