Wednesday, October 14, 2009


From Merriam Webster's online dictionary
Main Entry: evis·cer·ate
Pronunciation: \i-ˈvi-sə-ˌrāt\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): evis·cer·at·ed; evis·cer·at·ing
Etymology: Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare, from e- + viscera viscera
Date: 1599

transitive verb 1 a : to take out the entrails of : disembowel b : to deprive of vital content or force
2 : to remove an organ from (a patient) or the contents of (an organ)intransitive verb : to protrude through a surgical incision or suffer protrusion of a part through an incision

evis·cer·a·tion \-ˌvi-sə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

I'm still trying to figure this one out in context. This is by an Annie Gottlieb in a letter to Camilla Paglia's recent article. I think Ms Gottlieb is responding to something Paglia wrote. But here it is, "Superb evisceration of the Democrats. I, too, have indelible memories of the risky, ecstatic mysticism of the late '60s." Hmm. Perhaps Ms Paglia had written something scathing about today's liberals?

1 comment:

madhenmom said...

Yes, I'm sure that's it. Paglia isn't afraid to take on her fellow liberals.

wv: herom - The harem of a hero?