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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Good morning crew,

I think I have found a hole in the English language.

The word 'depute' means to appoint or instruct to perform a task or duty. It's a verb that means to delegate or assign.

That is where we get the word 'deputy'. That is someone who is deputized. Think of it like an appointee or assignee, except with a 'y' instead of two 'e's.

Now, if there is a deput-ee, you would think there should be a depu-tor. Someone who is authorized or mandated to depute. There is an assignor, but the word 'deputor' doesn't exist, as far as I can find (with the understanding that I didn't look very hard).

You would think that would be an important word.

Now here's the fun part; the suffix 'tor' comes from Latin and designates a masculine agent noun. Think; dictator, executor, orator, benefactor, etc.

But if there is a masculine, there must be a feminine. And that suffix is 'trix'.

So a female deputor would be a deputrix!

How's that for a fun word?

I think we would start a petition. That word should definitely be a part of the English language.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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