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#1 2013-03-12 15:44:44

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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cadjole << cadge, cajole

“Cadge” and “cajole” share a semantic space. “Cadge” means to beg. “Cajole” also carries a sense of coaxing, of begging for favours

Speakers and writers who insert a “d” into “cajole” may just be poor spellers, but they may also be blending it with “cadge.” See the Google hits for cadjoling and cadjoled for examples.

“Cadge” is possibly a cognate of “cache/catch.” “Cajole” derives from two separate words for cage. The Merriam-Webster site delves into its curious etymology.

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