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EX-JUNC-TIVE. Pronunciation (Ehks-JUNK-tiv)

-adjective

Of, or relating to, the accidental or purposeful, but complete subversion of any semiotic context or system i.e. images, texts, languages, idioms

Origin:
ex-1  
a prefix meaning “out of,” “from,”

junct-2
junct ( us ), past participle of jungere to join ( jung- join + -tus past participle suffix)

-ive 3
a suffix of adjectives (and nouns of adjectival origin) expressing tendency, disposition, function, connection

Related forms:
Exjunctivise(d) -

Adjective: to subvert something to an exjunctive result
Exjunctively -
Adverb: tending to subvert, as of by accident or by purpose
Ex
In a sentence:

"Ross Noble's comedy act is very exjunctive/ He speaks in a very exjunctive manner."

"Kenneth Williams' innuendoes are always said so exjuntively"

In an example:

"Queer As Folk"

Originally:
English

Phrase
there's nowt so queer as folk
(simile, colloquial) Nothing is as strange, as odd as people can be.

Subversion:

Queer As Folk

Plays on the modern day English synonym of "queer", meaning homosexual. Used as a title for a television drama about contemporary gay community
by Jonathan Frame April 29, 2011
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