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    exorbitation

    What does exorbitation and speech habits mean in a phrase like this :
    "...this exorbitation of discourse extends further than just the text , to encompass speech habits in general .


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    Re: exorbitation

    More context would help, but it appears to be a jargon usage indicating an a discourse that is over-exuberant. I have never met this word "exorbitation".

    "Speech habits" means the individualistic ways in which people talk.


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    #3

    Re: exorbitation

    Is it a combined word (ex+orbit) meaning going out of the usual and routine way (orbit)?

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    Wink Re: exorbitation

    Nimsnooze, although theoretically one could prefix and suffix latin based words 'until the cows come home' exorbitation is, in my opinion, an ugly and over expanded version of a sense that could be put in a much simpler way.

    That aside, you seem to have answered part of your first posting by explaining the etymology of exorbitant.

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    Re: exorbitation

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Nimsnooze, although theoretically one could prefix and suffix latin based words 'until the cows come home' exorbitation is, in my opinion, an ugly and over expanded version of a sense that could be put in a much simpler way.

    That aside, you seem to have answered part of your first posting by explaining the etymology of exorbitant.
    Hi shakespeare's brother,
    A bit like making a verb out of "leverage" really.

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    Smile Re: exorbitation

    Exactly!


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    Re: exorbitation

    Then , is my suggested meaning correct?

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    Smile Re: exorbitation

    Yes.

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