Encapture no more?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Here I am, one day off the latest deadline I gave myself on the John assignments and I am still at it. I am in the midst of hopefully wrapping it up when I found out something perplexing on the word encapture.

Have you heard it or use it before? I have and now I am told that it is not a word.

Try looking for it a dictionary and you will not find it.

I seriously feel like I have suddenly appeared in a parallel universe, into a world that do not have that word in existence. Weird.

pearlie

p/s as at 29th May 2011
I notice in my Feedjit that this is a frequented post. Therefore I'd like to now say that I did think that the word exist but I am mistaken. I must be influenced by the word 'enrapture'.

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14 comment(s)

  1. maybe you were thinking of encapsulate?

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  2. I know encapsulate but have encountered encapture before, which is why it is weird. If you google it, you'll find that it is in use.

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  3. hmmm. Is it a word? I have not come across this word except as the name of a photo company.

    Encapture

    What is the context you have come across or use it?

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  4. Alex,
    I think this is a "word" that has been used by somehow someone somewhere and since then some people had picked it up and used it too. The meaning is somewhat a more intensified sense of capture.

    Well, we'll see if it will be a new word coined somewhere down the line. It just might be and soon dictionaries will have "encapture" defined ;)

    p/s sorry I went berserk with the "somethings" ... haha ... can't help it ... had been quite a mad week this week.

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  5. Had the same initial effect on me finding out like you that encaptured is not in dictionary. I believe we ALL heard it many times over in the introductory message announcing Nat King Cole recording artist "Timeless encaptured digitally remastered recording with daughter Natalie Cole. Unforgettable.

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  6. Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" timeless encaptured recording with daughter Natalie Cole. We can call it a word if it sounds right and it's meaning is understood. It is.

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  7. Hi Carol,
    Yup, you got it - if it sounds like a word, people understand and use it alike, it is.

    Hmmm...with the speed of everything is going forward in the digital era, the dictionary will have a hard time catching up.

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  8. Carol, about you hearing the "Unforgettable" introductory message announcement many times over - how did it happen? As in where would you have heard it over and over so many times?

    Just curious :)
    I have never heard of it.

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  9. so strange - I was so sure it was a word also! I was using it in my paper but then spell check caught it. I was using it in the same sense as you, and I have also never heard of the "Unforgettable" announcement. We should just go make it a word ourselves!

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  10. Hi Saaraneth,
    Haha...it feels better to know that I am not alone.

    I took a look at your blogs - quite a few you have there. And you just got married? Congratulations!

    pearlie

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  11. I too am caught out! "Encapsulate" it will have to be...

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  12. Either we are the few fools or the the few jewels! LOL

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  13. Thank you for clearing that up. I thought I was spelling it wrong! I've used it as long as I can remember and I have no idea were/when I started. I always thought it was a word.

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  14. You are welcome gingercatlink. I'm both amazed and amused that I'm not the only one. And that you too "always thought it was a word".

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