Tuesday, June 26, 2012

words that begin with ex- execute

Another EX- word today! Let's take a look at this amazing word:


Sounds familiar? Good! The Polish language translates it as wykonywać, dokonywać, nadać formę prawną, przeprowadzić, stracić (kogoś), uprawomocnić, wypełnić. In English we could define this word as to perform an action, to carry sth out, to put sth into practice or put sb to death :), to sign a document in the presence of a witness, and in computers... to run a computer program...

Let's take a look at a few examples from the Net:
  • Henry VIII's daughter, Mary I, known as 'Bloody Mary' executed her young cousin and rival, the ill fated Jane Grey, who had occupied England's throne...
  • ...and executed his investiture as the head of the Church of England.
  • The testatrix died very soon after the 2006 will was executed.
  • He had executed his last Will and Testament on...
  • When was Mary Queen of Scots executed?
  • The Plaintiff executed the contract to the satisfaction of the Defendant.
  • He liked to rule by fear, executed his opponents and ordered the ... presided over the foundation of the Church of England...
  • In the next few months Saddam Hussein swiftly executed his political rivals.              
My question to you:
How do you execute your duties at work/school/university?

Looking forward to your valuable posts impatiently!  


  1. I'm kinda lazy... But faith helps me in executing my duties at work (as a teacher and also as a mother and wife at home). You know, this is part of my life and I should care about it... I'm still looking for a better job but I've discerned that first of all I have to appreciate the work I'm doing now. And what helped me to realise this truth is Novena to St Josemaría Escrivá for work. Every day I really try to get rid of my laziness. And after this novena I really can see the progress... I couldn't do it without God. I just would stay lazy and explain it by "everybody cheats" etc.... Cause not executing our duties is just cheating...

    1. Oh... come on... everybody is kinda lazy :) Surly faith does help overcome all hurdles on the way. Wow, I didn't know about this novena, but you may also not have hear of the one that helps me :) and it is the Novena to Our Lady of Pompeii. It has never happened that anybody was ever refused Mary's help having done this novena! Anyways, thank you for your valuable post again!

  2. I love studying. This may sound nerdy but I really like my major and I feel somewhat downcast because of the summer break ;P. I usually execute my duties well although there is always sth you find painfully dull. I have a devil of a problem with history of England and USA. Although I study linguistics, I happen to be slightly more exact sciences-oriented and I hate fields which are susceptible to subjective judgment and can't be simply UNDERSTOOD.

    When it comes to work, I dream of becoming a translator and American phonetics lecturer. I do well with American pronunciation, I also have some experience with medical translations, but there is this huge shortcoming of mine... I procrastinate. Imagine slacking off all week and then realizing you have to translate 50 pages during one day. If you are experienced, you may do the job with flying colors. But this one time when I let myself slack off and procrastinate...it taught me a lesson of a lifetime ;)

    1. Welcome to the club! As I have already mentioned I love studying too and don't worry it doesn't sound nerdy amongst the same band of freaks. Speaking of the two histories, I guess they are not so discouraging, are they? Personally, I have always preferred the British one... it's longer, more complex and more vigorous if I may say so :) And linguistics has always been one of my favorites :) In fact I have just had an exam in Linguistics today and two people flunked it... :(

      Well, being a translator is nice but a bit hard and not that profitable unless you really work fast and have returning text suppliers :)

      Finally, it must be said that procrastination is one of the biggest hitches in the life of an inherently devoted student...

    2. Oh. Having said "linguistics" I ment "filologia". They told us the English do not use the word "philology". It's present in dictionaries but whenever you encounter filologia on foreign universities' websites they never call it "philology" but "English studies" or "English linguistics". As I said before, my fave classes are phonteics but also linguistics (językoznawstwo), descriptive grammar and language acquisition. I like "scientific" approach to languages <3 So nice to meet you my nerdy friend :D

      It's sad what you're saying. I really find pleasure translating texts:( I thought of becoming a sworn translator. But 800 zl charge? Please...

    3. Thanks CardamomTea. Well, for me philology (which, btw is a very common name for 'filologia', see here: http://tinyurl.com/7hp44lg) and linguistics are not necessarily identical... Out of the two evils I would choose 'English studies', as linguistics, for me, is a rather misleading name. Anyhow, it's my pleasure to have you here.

      P.S. I also like translating texts, I really loved writing about translating rhetorical devices in one of my MA theses. It is a pleasure to work with texts... the problem is this work is often undervalued, and this makes translation sad...


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