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Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - threnody
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary ^ | 05/25/2005 | The Janitor

Posted on 05/25/2005 5:16:48 AM PDT by VRWCmember

In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

threnody \THREN-uh-dee\ noun

a song of lamentation for the dead; elegy

Example sentence:
In the opera's final scene, the leading lady sings a threnody to mourn the murdered king.

Did you know?
"Threnody" encompasses all genres. There are great threnodies in prose (such as the lines from Charles Dickens' _Bleak House_ upon the death of Little Jo: "Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead..."), in poetry (as in W.H. Auden's "Funeral Blues": "The stars are not wanted now: put out every one, / Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun..."), and in music (Giovanni Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," for one). "Threnody," which we borrowed from the Greek word "threnoidia" (from "threnos," the word for "dirge"), has survived in English since the early 1600s. "Melody" and "tragedy" are related to "threnody" through the Greek root that forms their ending -- "aeidein," which means "to sing." By the same token, "comedy" is related as well.

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School! Today we get a nice Wednesday Word with some Friday Word potential.

Here is my example with WFTD.

If the republicans in the senate don't grow a backbone and some testicles, they may be singing a threnody to lament the passing of their status as majority party.

The Deal's No Victory

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

1 posted on 05/25/2005 5:16:48 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: dubyaismypresident; xsmommy; Slip18; hobbes1; Argh; TheGrimReaper; SeaDragon; RikaStrom; ...
I've opened a new classroom, but Miss Rika has the gradebook. So if you're looking for a grade you'll have to ping her. Miss Slippy is pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment her shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to her instead. My secret for getting extra plusses on my A+ from xs will remain a secret between me and her, so you're on your own if you want her to review your work.

I'll be in a training class all day and away from my computer. Y'all have fun in my absence.

2 posted on 05/25/2005 5:17:21 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember; Eala; LonePalm; MeeknMing; TxBec; Cyber Liberty; Dan from Michigan; EODGUY; pankot; ...
I've opened a new classroom, but Miss Rika has the gradebook. So if you're looking for a grade you'll have to ping her. Miss Slippy is pretty generous with the plusses if you compliment her shapely legs, so you might try submitting your homework to her instead. My secret for getting extra plusses on my A+ from xs will remain a secret between me and her, so you're on your own if you want her to review your work.

I'll be in a training class all day and away from my computer. Y'all have fun in my absence.

3 posted on 05/25/2005 5:17:38 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

you're up and at 'em early, vast!


4 posted on 05/25/2005 5:18:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes, but I'm on my way out the door now. I had to get a class up and running before heading of to Subcontract Management Team 301 training.


5 posted on 05/25/2005 5:20:01 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

uno?


6 posted on 05/25/2005 5:24:39 AM PDT by Jaded (Hell sometimes has flourescent lighting and a trumpet.)
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To: VRWCmember

The deal was a winner for Kennedy
For Boxer and Reid--pure serenity
Now the lefties can sleep
With the RINOs mere sheep
R.I.P. Reagan's party-- it's your threnody


7 posted on 05/25/2005 5:24:58 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: VRWCmember

bump


8 posted on 05/25/2005 5:26:27 AM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: VRWCmember

Hello


9 posted on 05/25/2005 5:27:49 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy

Morning! A quick one, and I've got to go-I'm taking my sister-in-law to work with me today.

Mc Lame and the other RINOs
Had better say their prayers-
As soon as their "agreement" wears thin
There will be an end to all their airs

The senate fighting will escalate
And the voters will recall
At 2006 election time
Who it was that dropped the ball

Back later...


10 posted on 05/25/2005 5:29:14 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: VRWCmember

Hit the post button too soon-

The threnody for these wusses
Will be a joy to hear
When it comes I'll go right out
And buy fat Teddy a beer


11 posted on 05/25/2005 5:31:58 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: VRWCmember
I thinks this counts as Threnody:

We can never replace a fellow Marine or best friend, but I can attest that he died doing what we all hope to be doing as Marines, they were advancing, leading, and setting the example, they were being MARINES! It may not matter in the grand scheme of things to anyone but us, but we are singularly proud that we have and know Marines that fought and died like these.

We remember and memorialize them and keep them alive every single time we put on this uniform -- we are just honored to wear the same eagle, globe, and anchor as these warrior/heroes. We don't make policy, we don't decide on the fight, but we do fight and win. And when we win, it is because every one of these Marines fights with us in spirit, and we will not, we cannot let them down.

To we Marines, Semper Fidelis is more than a motto. It was to them, and to us who were privileged to fight with them, a way of life.


12 posted on 05/25/2005 5:32:40 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." --C. S. L)
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To: VRWCmember

If the ACLU (all of them) were blown up tomorrow, I would be hard pressed to sing a threnody in their memory. (God forgive me for my wicked thoughts.)


13 posted on 05/25/2005 5:33:30 AM PDT by raivyn (ATTENTION: My /sarcasm is broken - please don't take ANYTHING I say personally!)
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To: VRWCmember
First? Top Ten?

Don't worry about avoiding temptation - as you grow older, it will avoid you.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

14 posted on 05/25/2005 5:33:31 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: VRWCmember; RikaStrom
Ignoring the threnody for 6-year-old Tiffany after being savaged by a 170 pound 12-year-old monster, the courts saw fit to let him go. After all, he was a good kid. Now, Lionel Tate is back in jail for armed robbery. May they keep him there. Any 12 year old who can't tell the difference between play wrestling moves and beating someone to death is probably beyond redemption.
15 posted on 05/25/2005 5:47:14 AM PDT by Explorer89 (rm -rf *)
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To: VRWCmember
I don't forsee a threnody anytime in the near future for the stupidity of crooks.

You can't make this stuff up! 'POSTER' BOYS FOR STUPIDITY

A Brooklyn suspect in two livery-cab stickups redefined stupid yesterday when he walked into a police station to check on his arrested partner-in-crime — and found himself standing in front of his own wanted poster.

16 posted on 05/25/2005 5:48:37 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: VRWCmember

My threnody

There once were two ladies from Maine
I'' tell you they're both royal pains
Armed with nothing but cell phones
They made five more Snowe clones
And now they march with their captain McCain.


17 posted on 05/25/2005 5:48:43 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (June 14 - Defeat (Pat) DeWine - Vote Tom Brinkman for Congress (OH-2) - http://www.gobrinkman.com)
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To: VRWCmember

Please join me in a threnody of secret garden's account. She had all her info purged from the computer and has to start over. I am in the process of regaining my name.


18 posted on 05/25/2005 5:50:26 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: Explorer89

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1410023/posts


I'm SUCH an html idiot. Get there yourselves!


19 posted on 05/25/2005 5:51:20 AM PDT by Explorer89 (rm -rf *)
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To: secret garden2

secret garden2
Since May 25, 2005

Hello newbie.


20 posted on 05/25/2005 5:52:01 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (June 14 - Defeat (Pat) DeWine - Vote Tom Brinkman for Congress (OH-2) - http://www.gobrinkman.com)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Howdy dubs! Here's my homework : Sowell and I agree this morning and voice a threnody for republican cojones in the Senate. Oh where, oh where have the little guys gone?
21 posted on 05/25/2005 5:55:19 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2; Admin Moderator

Please help me to retain my former account. I emailed TPTB last night about sending me a new password but my impatience made me register again this morning while I waited. I would prefer to go back to the original account, if possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you and I promise to SAVE that email this time!

secret garden


22 posted on 05/25/2005 5:58:53 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: dubyaismypresident; secret garden2

i think the newbie is begging to be zotted, don't you...? ; )


23 posted on 05/25/2005 6:05:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; Gabz; VRWCmember; Texan5

mooring


24 posted on 05/25/2005 6:06:23 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: TheGrimReaper; secret garden2

did you see we have a secretgarden-wannabe trying to usurp the place of our good friend SG...; )


25 posted on 05/25/2005 6:08:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper; VRWCmember
a threnody for Venezuela appears to be in order. "Don't nuke us, Hugo Chavez", sung to the tune don't cry for me argentina, perhaps?
26 posted on 05/25/2005 6:10:50 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; dubyaismypresident; secret garden2; MeekOneGOP
i think the newbie is begging to be zotted, don't you...? ; )

Let's see if the newbie passes the "sniff" test!!!!

27 posted on 05/25/2005 6:11:44 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden2
I think a strip-search is in order......
8-]
28 posted on 05/25/2005 6:17:35 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: secret garden2

Can we just refer to you as "Number 2" for the time being?


29 posted on 05/25/2005 6:21:22 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: secret garden2
Welcome to Zotland, troll! Before you get blasted into infinity, kindly tell us what you have done with my great and good friend, Miss Garden Un.

:^)

30 posted on 05/25/2005 6:22:11 AM PDT by Argh
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To: VRWCmember
McCain would probably be thrilled to sing threnodies on Hardball after driving the Republicans off the cliff.
31 posted on 05/25/2005 6:23:08 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: Argh; xsmommy; dubyaismypresident; Gabz

I would be happy to do that as soon as I finish impressing upon you people the necessity fo securing our borders against the hordes! Oh yeah, and vaccines are a UN plot!


32 posted on 05/25/2005 6:24:40 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

LOL!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 05/25/2005 6:26:57 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: secret garden2

i don't know, you sound like a Bilderburger to me... or was that Build-a_bear... ROR!


34 posted on 05/25/2005 6:27:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

I'd prefer Dos Equis. ;)


35 posted on 05/25/2005 6:27:30 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: VRWCmember

Just as a threnody was being written for the Senate democrats, along comes McCain and pulls a wuss!


36 posted on 05/25/2005 6:29:04 AM PDT by aShepard
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; Hegewisch Dupa
If you've ever heard Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima you know that music can sound like what radiation burns must feel like. (An early critic of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto wrote that finally someone had written music that stinks in the ear, but that critic was patently insane. As opposed to me and my radiation burns). Although to be fair to Mr. Penderecki (pronounced I believe TRISCHtoff penderETSskee, but my Polish isn't all it should be) I understand he named the piece after he composed it, like Debussy did with his piano preludes.
37 posted on 05/25/2005 6:32:58 AM PDT by Argh
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To: secret garden2; xsmommy; VRWCmember
Goood Morning secret2 (ya newbie you( l-)

I will rise up in a threnody of grief stricken ululation for the loss of all your data and your persona.

While I compose said threnody, allow me to point you to an answer to a question you asked about why someone would need two sound cards in a computer.. I posted the comment in Monday's WFTD, but don't know if you got pinged for it or not,

if you didn't, the link is HERE . If you have already read it, please disregard the link ;-)....

Anyhow, VRWC, that's my homework, know ya don't grade ;_ but it does fit in with the news of the day, since secret has lost identity and persona, it is only right to compose a threnody of lament for same.

Ok, xs, and all, today, gwmoore is pleased...girlchild has met someone...probably the only Republican Conservative in the whole Peoples Republic of New Jersey, and is actually going out with him.... hurrah!!! progress at last!!! the "sitting around the house with great lament" stage is over, thank God. Even though she was abused, there are wondrous things at work... her first marriage was civil, therefore, as far as the Church is concerned, she was never married...no priest was involved... The guy she met ( and is serious about, BTW) is very much like gwmoore (Navy, carrier,motorcycles, "checkered youth" etc etc but a Republican!! Conservative!!! in the PRNJ/ Unbelievable!!!)... a genuine nice guy..... gwmoore approves of him....He too, while divorced, also had a civil wedding the first go round, so he too, in the eyes of the Church, never married......

OPNOTE: I do believe I'm rushing things here, but should events progress in the (hopefully) correct direction, maybe I can have things done up right this time!!!!!! Sheesh, one can always hope....

Sri to go off topic, but gw is excited for girlchild, as he sees positive signs..Now, I got to get them both posting on FR so I can get a real handle on their true views [espionage grin]...girlchild is already trinity1 so she can post immediately, but I don't know if this guy knows about this excellent site or not......LOL....

OK, end of OT discussion, and back to singing the threnody for secret's FR identity.....

Greg

38 posted on 05/25/2005 6:33:41 AM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: secret garden2

Y'all forgot water fluoridation.


39 posted on 05/25/2005 6:34:10 AM PDT by Argh
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; Gabz; secret garden2; Texan5
A caller to the local morning talk radio (hate radio?) show asked this penetrating question:

A few short years ago, democrats couldn't define the word "IS" -- Now we're supposed to trust them with "extraordinary"??

Indeed.

40 posted on 05/25/2005 6:35:13 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: Argh

It'll kill us all if we don't die of meat irradiation first!


41 posted on 05/25/2005 6:35:33 AM PDT by secret garden2 (Free Secret Garden!)
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To: secret garden2

Well, everybody's got to go sometime.


42 posted on 05/25/2005 6:41:18 AM PDT by Argh
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To: gwmoore

we will keep our fingers crossed and prayers said for Trinity's boyfriend prospects with the wonderful sounding guy!


43 posted on 05/25/2005 6:43:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

EXCELLENT POINT/


44 posted on 05/25/2005 6:44:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

Yes, Indeed..........


45 posted on 05/25/2005 6:46:11 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: gwmoore; xsmommy
There's a conservative in Jersey?
Are you series?
This could be hugh!
46 posted on 05/25/2005 6:46:26 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: VRWCmember; xsmommy; January24th; CholeraJoe; hobbes1; Slip18; Laura Earl; All
I have no idea who here would be interested but Republicanprofessor has begun art appreciation threads in which he hopes there won't be too much bloviation.
47 posted on 05/25/2005 6:47:56 AM PDT by Argh
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To: TheGrimReaper; hobbes1; gwmoore

well there's at least one neo-Con who lives there, named Hobbes...


48 posted on 05/25/2005 6:49:04 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Argh
he hopes there won't be too much bloviation

Fat chance.

49 posted on 05/25/2005 6:49:25 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: Argh

art is sort of up there with poetry on my list of faves... ; )


50 posted on 05/25/2005 6:49:42 AM PDT by xsmommy
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