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Epiphileon
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:36:30 AM

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As I was consuming my first dose of caffeine this morning, and stumbling through the web, I came across this page.
A caption included in the first picture on this page instructs, "click to encomenate" Embiggen, coined in an episode of The Simpsons, to mean enlarge wasn't bad enough?!?!Brick wall d'oh! Shame on you
At least I found that word when I searched for it, When I searched with Google for encomenate though I found no definition references, only usages, and almost all referring to this picture.
I'm not sure but, as clicking on the picture takes you to a page on which you can post a comment, I'm assuming that, encomenate means to comment on. If I'm right about that, it seems to me that both of these neologisms are a bit ridiculous, when "click to enlarge", or "click to comment", work just fine.
What is up with this?
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:50:56 AM

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It just sounds like someone trying to be cute, and sounding stupid. Besides, if the word was to mean "comment", shouldn't it be spelled, "encommenate"? But then why go to that length (11 letters) when comment itself is only 7 letters? Deliberately making things even more difficult than they need to be...Shame on you Brick wall
maillady
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 1:57:16 PM

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....and that's why it's funny!
uuaschbaer
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 2:23:02 PM

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Maybe it's suppose to come from encomium?

Quote:
encomium |ɛnˈkəʊmɪəm|
noun (pl. encomiums or encomia |-mɪə| ) formal
a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.

ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: Latin, from Greek enkōmion ‘eulogy’, from en- ‘within’ + komos ‘revel’.
-OED

"Please praise" in other words. (English words)
IMcRout
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 3:12:26 PM
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If I may usurp uuaschbaer's comment, are we to eulogise the photos or the comet?
Shouldn't that rather be 'encometate' then?
Epiphileon
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 3:19:24 PM

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Maybe for the comet calf that was lost to deep space, or other unlamented end.
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