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Everyone should {my prefix} that an {my infix}, like most others of its type, can easily perch on a {my suffix}.

What's the word?

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  • $\begingroup$ I thought that they were true prefixes, infixes and suffixes. $\endgroup$ – user3306356 Mar 27 '18 at 4:44
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    $\begingroup$ None of the puzzles of this nature that I've seen contained actual infixes: "English has almost no true infixes (as opposed to tmesis), and those it does have are marginal. A few are heard in colloquial speech, and a few more are found in technical terminology." $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Mar 27 '18 at 4:50
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I saw that, at least the middle would be easier to figure out! $\endgroup$ – user3306356 Mar 27 '18 at 4:52
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    $\begingroup$ @user3306356, the usual words are beginning, end and middle, of course, but OP is paying homage to this double gold badge earning puzzle $\endgroup$ – Bass Mar 27 '18 at 4:59
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    $\begingroup$ @user3306356 True infixes are too sophistimacated to actually use them properly in a puzzle ☺️ $\endgroup$ – NH. Mar 27 '18 at 15:20
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The word is

Knowledge. Everyone should know that an owl, like many others of its type, can easily perch on a ledge. Too easy, shouldn't have made the answer the tag :) Just realized the title gives that away too, nice.

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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, I just saw "12 When should the knowledge tag be used?" over on the sidebar under HOT META POSTS and thought it would be funny! $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Mar 27 '18 at 4:52
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    $\begingroup$ So is this technically a misuse of the tag? The misclassification of this riddle is the entire point! $\endgroup$ – Riley Mar 27 '18 at 4:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Riley Well you do need to know that {infix}s perch on {suffix}s, so it does technically require some knowledge. $\endgroup$ – Lord Farquaad Mar 27 '18 at 14:19

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