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#1 2012-03-03 12:14:21

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1340

"Debticated" for dedicated

“Dedication” was associated with the consecration of church buildings, ca. 12c., before being applied to personal devotion.

“Debt” is one of those words whose spelling was superstitiously reconstituted with the discarded b in the 14c. There’s enough common ground between dedication to someone or something, and being in its debt, to permit a bit of cross-fertilization.

This Album is debticated to my friends and those I consider family in Michigan … um&aid=618

If your a gang member than you have someone who not only cares about “watching your back,” but they will morn your death by revenge. That is debtication to a gang member.

But these kind of arts take debtication. Which i can’t handle right now … pic=2345.0

your hard work and debtication to the time that you are there should be enough of a contract.. … ract_.html

We are debticated to the protection, preservation and restoration of endangered species

aww dave your so cute.that stories adorible. you better still debticate a song to me though. lol.



#2 2012-03-03 17:30:10

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2294

Re: "Debticated" for dedicated

Conversely, some of the many examples of “indeded” may conceal “dedicate.” The vast majority, though, are misspellings, sans doute.

Last edited by kem (2012-03-03 17:31:17)



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