inject, reject, eject...can you just ject?

What is the etomology of “ject”?


“ject” comes from the Latin verb “to throw”.

injected, inspected, rejected
Sounds like all sorts of mean nasty things. Did they send you to the group W bench?

::runs away::

You mean you don’t understand the subject?

Its hard to be objective at a time like this. When all the rejects are objecting to the subject. Why subject yourself to such objectionable subjects? We should hit the eject buttons on the rejects and start on a new project. Costs to our mental stability are projected to be highly objectionable, but lets not feel too dejected.

Time for my medication now. :confused:

It’s all just conjecture, anyway.

All this interjection is getting us away from the subject, and I have to object.

The trajectory this thread has taken will require abject adjectives to be described.

If I were the OP, I’d be feeling dejected about now.

funny thread…thanks everyone!

I feel obliged to note the obvious, that the word “inspect” derives from the verb specere “to look at”, and not from jacere “to throw”.

I should think that that would require an abject apology. But maybe not.

As I’ve explained to my English 8 kids, there are base words and there are root words. Base words, like “know”, can have prefixes or suffixes attached or not. They stand on their own. Roots, like “ject”, must have either a prefix, a suffix, or both, before it can be a coherent word.

party-POOPerer :stuck_out_tongue: