Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005
Posted on 05/26/2005 5:30:40 AM PDT by secret garden2
Word For The Day, Thursday, May 26, 2005
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".
[artifice \AR-tuh-fis\, noun: 1. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness. 2. An ingenious or artful device or expedient. 3. An artful trick or stratagem. 4. Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.]
[Built by design and artifice, it fell apart in confusion and chaos. --John Gray, False Dawn
This theatricality is necessary to signal Prospero's farewell to magic, and indeed the play debates that very contrast between artifice and reality, illusion and truth. --Amy Rosenthal, "An insubstantial pageant," New Statesman, February 3, 2003
The smoke had cleared enough for him to see bayonets flash in the distance, behind the wall, what looked like thousands of them, the wall itself appearing to rise out of the smoke as if produced by the artifice of some magician. --Kathleen Cambor, In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
The intuitive connection children feel with animals can be a tremendous source of joy. The unconditional love received from pets, and the lack of artifice in the relationship, contrast sharply with the much trickier dealings with members of their own species. --Frans De Waal, The Ape and the Sushi Master
Etymology: [Artifice comes from artificium, from artifex, artific-, "artificer, craftsman," from Latin ars, art-, "art" + facere, "to make." It is related to artificial. ]
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!
Here is my example with WFTD.
[Watching McPain engage in obligatory artifice on this morning's Fox & Friends was illuminating. It really is all about him and his movie.]
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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
The "deal" was created by artifice
Let's shun all the fakes who took part in this
From McLame down to Graham
(More names--just won't say 'em)
They're commies, like Alger (not smart as Hiss)
I do believe I replied to all who pinged last nite and this AM ;-)
Miss Behave, tnx much for the heads up... I really hadn't considered that as a source of the problem, and will hereby use your suggestion in the WFTD......
Having suffered from what seemed to be the "cold from hell" for at least 4 days, which has now morphed into something causing gwmoore's gyros to tumble, uncontrollably, requiring him to go "NO GYRO" IFR,in his own personal world, just to stay in a reasonably upright posture, and walk across the room, it was suggested by Miss Behave that gwmoore might have an inner ear infection.
At 0900 (EDY) gwmoore placed a call to the family MD, and managed to secure an appt this afternoon, at which time he will apply all his artifice to clearing up this horrific problem. Since his artifice is plentiful and varied, I have no doubt that the problem will be rectified in a speedy manner.
Thanks to all who posted!! Special thanks to Miss Behave for suggesting where the problem might lie. Believe it or not, I wasn't even giving much thought to that, although I knew the problem might be there... I needed a jog in the right direction....
Hopefully the sawbones will be able to find the root of your problem.
This arty fish still adorns many the wall...
John Kerry's Character built on Heinz Money, Botox treatments, and Artifice, did not suffice , in helping him win the presidency.
A+++. Bravo, Truthie!
A+++ for using the WFTD in a sentence. And another sentence.
And that is exactly what happens when Dad won't give you a Christmas list! A+++ !
Artifice is as artifice does. A++
(Newbie or not Newbie, that is the question.)
Why do I hear Hanz and Franz wanting to pump you up? A+++
I sure hope that you're feeling better today, and you're quite welcome about my two cents of "I'm not a doctor, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night" medical artifice. LOL.
And I want to say that my father didn't feel any negligible added local pain with his inner ear infection, but about that part I'm not certain, gw.
Your "cold from hell" (I feel for you,) may very well have moved to your ear and reeked a little (fixable) havoc. LOL on your "NO GYRO" IFR.
But gw, I'll feel REAL bad if I'm all wet about it all...and you've gone to the doc today for naught, when you could be resting and recoup/re-cooping a little. I hope that your visit brings you answers and help toward good health, gw. Just be careful driving when you're wheels up to see the good doctor, and I'll hope that you don't have to wait forever for your name to be called, especially when you're feeling so danged punk.
Please feel better and let us know, OK?
Thank you for posting to me, gw. Nose up. Full throttle. ;-)
And who are you?
SG2, I just love this example of use.
And Gabz, I hope, as for gw, that you're also feeling better today.
It's absolutely true too, isn't it?
It's the last day here, but not for you. You get an A++ for using the word and an F for misspelling school. ;)
Hey, at least I didn't spell it "schule" LOL
A bit better, thank you. At least my posts today have not been theincoherrent ramblings of yesterday - yikes I'm glad I turned off the computer when I did........
It seems a bunch in Memphis are going down also.
It sure is, 2.
Boy am I not surprised, Gabz. Thanks for the news.
1. All the DNA is the same.
2. There are no dental records.
Pass the popcorn folks!!!!
"Who is "Better" (and who is Punk for that matter!) and why do you hope gw is felling her butter Better than anybody else who gw chooses to feel batter?" Robt asks innocently.
Do you hope Mrsgw gets to feel Better too? Or does that somethong you'd rather not bring up in class in pubic? (Er, publick.)
Oh, well, sure. TN has 3 crooked demo politicians.
Down here, they could start by arresting all of the demo's in the GA legistlature....... The repubbies left over (and the AJC idiotorial writers) wouldn't notice.
Bobby, Better is a good girl...like me. Don't you feel that?
And Bobby, Punk is a bad boy...like you. And I know you feel that.
Ya better bet your bottom booty Betty Boobie is a better booby than the other guy you're gonna perk....
I love good poetry! A+++ !
Now Scram or I'll pants ya.
Xs, I forgot what you call an unkwown down zipper, in Philly, but Bobby dun gots one...AGAIN...today. And he smells like a dirty boys' bathroom.
Make that "old gum behind your ear--WITH lunch chunks in it."
I loved your poem too, Jack...as usual. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hey Dupa, can you take that on The Vomit Comet? I want one. And Dupa, ya want my other twinkie? It's fresh, not skunky. :-)
How come "HE" gets to pick your twinky?
(Robt scowls, sulks, gets pouty ... )
DO I have to have my report card signed?
The artifice of STAR WARS tends to overshadow everything else that sucked.
That's just one of those good lines I have no response to...
That was meant for Bobby...as I make him wait for my every direction. I threw it in as just a "funny/bizarro" thing...kinda like Bobby is. I'm waiting Bobby...and I'm tapping one of my black patent leather mary janes.
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