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  • Verb. To keep away or caution one from even perceiving the meaning of something, comprehending, or grasping an idea.

    June 14, 2007

  • Let me guess. This is what the inebriate says when pulled over while driving. The officer reads her her rights, and the inebriate says, "Yesh, offisher, I shunderstand."

    Or perhaps it is a conflation of "shun" and "understand" One comprehends the rules but has no intention of following them.

    June 14, 2007

  • Oops--for some reason I did not see the "real" defintion before my bit of speculation. My apologies, whichbe. I do like the real definition.

    June 14, 2007

  • Why apologize for creativity? "To disregard one's own understanding" is perfect.

    June 14, 2007