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    Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    After reading Michael's post I thought it may be a good idea to do a regular Word of the Week. This week's new word is "Transmogrify".
    trans·mog·ri·fy (trns-mgr-f, trnz-)tr.v. trans·mog·ri·fied, trans·mog·ri·fy·ing, trans·mog·ri·fies
    To change into a different shape or form, especially one that is fantastic or bizarre.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/transmogrify
    transmogrify Averb
    1 metamorphose, transfigure, transmogrify

    change completely the nature or appearance of; "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug";
    http://www.wordreference.com/definition/transmogrify
    To change into something completely different.
    http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=transmogrify&i=53113,00.asp


    Feel free to volunteer some of your favorite words for an upcoming Word of the Week.

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    Re: Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    i think it's kinda cool that my little Mac dictionary here uses it in a sentence about pickles to help you fully grasp just how fantastic or bizarre transmogrification can sometimes get.

    "chiefly humorous transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner : the cucumbers that were ultimately transmogrified into pickles."

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    Re: Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    Interesting ... I assumed TRANSMOGRIFY was a jocular neologism but in fact the citations go back to 1656.
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    Only this morning I remarked to Philippa that we're witnessing an extraordinary transmogrifaction of the weather - by which I meant (ofcourse) that it was actually a nice sunny day! The appearance of the sky had changed for the first time in months - for the better too. Yippee - summer has arrived!!!

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    Re: Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    Elephantine memory, I believe...
    Best of luck,
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    Re: Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    I guess nobody reads Calvin and Hobbes! Anybody who knows Clavin knows the word transmogrify.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    I'm a devoted Calvin & Hobbes fan, and I remember the Trasmogrifier. But I assumed it was a made up word. Had no idea it was real!
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    Re: Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    Could also be a nice feature in our upcoming sample player.

    "Transmogrify" controls in case your music is too good.


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    Personally, I'm a detransmogrificationalist.

    But hey, if that's your bag, man, like, go fer it.


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    Re: Word of the Week: TRANSMOGRIFY

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Personally, I'm a detransmogrificationalist.
    Transmogriphobia can be an affliction that affects the heartiest of souls.

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