35 Strange Alternatives for the Word “Return”.
After seeing an item stamped “return to sender”, I got thinking.
The word “return” is based in latin: re (back) + tornare (to turn). ie to turn back.
I figured I’d make few other useful phrases, that I could use in my postal affairs, which stemmed from the word ‘return’.
The List of Alternate “Returns”.
- abturn [ab = away from]: “quick send it anywhere, but here”
- scopeturn [scope = examine]: “on closer inspection, you can have it back”
- teleturn [tele = distance]: “I decided it was best to send it far, far away”
- anturn [an = without]: “I sent it back empty”
- adturn [as = toward]: “send to this John instead”
- ambiturn [ambi = both sides]: “I don’t want it back, you have it.”
- antiturn [anti = against]: “this thing seems un-returnable”
- disturn [dis = not]: “I refuse to send it back”
- poleinturn [polein = money]: “I will sell it back to you… how’s $50 sound?”
- archturn [arch = ancient]: “It took them way too long to return it…”
- autoturn [auto = self]: “Everything is sent back automatically”
- agereturn [agere = agent]: “I’m sending it back on their behalf”
- biturn [bi = turn]: “I sent it back in two parts”
- polyturn [poly = many]: “I sent it back broken into many parts”
- bioturn [bio = life]: “it turned mouldy, have it back.”
- mortiturn [morti = dead]: “it died, have it back.”
- egoturn [ego = myself]: “I gave it back…. to myself!”
- preturn [pre = before]: “on the way to a returner”
- postturn [post = after]: “on the way back from the returner”
- psycheturn [psyche = mind, soul]: “believed to be returned”
- sinturn [sin = together]: “returned with some other stuff as well”
- phageturn [phage = eat]: “After starting to eat it, I decided to send it back.”
- periturn [peri = around]: “Gave it to John, to give to Bob, to give to you.”
- nomenturn [nomen = name]: “Sent it on, to the correct person…”
- liberturn [liber = free]: “I set it free”
- publicusturn [publicus = public]: “gave it back, but made a big scene in public.”
- portoturn [porto = carry]: “I had to carry it back”
- maniturn [mania = obsessive]: “absolutely has to return everything on time”
- fraterturn [frater = brother]: “actually, I sent it to your brother”
- identurn [idem = the same]: “returned to you something identical”
- homoturn [home = same]: “returned to you something similar”
- geoturn [geo = earth]: “I buried it.”
- exturn [ex = out]: “I threw it outside.”
- epiturn [epi = over]: “I threw it over the fence.”
- ripariaturn [riparia = river]: “I threw it in the lake.”