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March 8, 2015 / kristieinman

Motivate

Motivate.

Many times I hear a speaker or teacher go into the Latin roots of a word to help clarify it’s meaning, which really doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t mean that we’ll use it any differently, but it does make them look smart.  I want to look smart.  So I will look at the word motivate (a verb I am struggling with, so maybe the breakdown will help…).

Mote – noun.  A tiny piece of a substance. i.e. “the tiniest mote of dust.”

Tiv – not a word, but it is an acronym for Tornado Intercept Vehicle – I can use that.

Ate – past tense of eat.

It is obvious from the breakdown of the word  “motivate” means: A tiny spot of a substance, let’s just say chocolate builds up to a tornado sized craving that must be intercepted by something, let’s say cheesecake,  and this all must be eaten as to be the past tense…

 

Makes perfect sense to me.  So, anyone up for some motivation?SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

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  1. JoEllen / Mar 11 2015 5:05 am

    love it!

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