Monday, August 31, 2020

The Uncertain Dictionary VIII

Exasperation: maybe from "ex," as in "out of," plus maybe "asperation," maybe meaning"transformation into the form of an asp," maybe from "asperate," meaning maybe "to transform into an asp"; thus "exasperation" maybe means "transformation out of the form of an asp"? (Man, this dictionary-writing job is hard work -- you really gotta know your stuff!)


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