Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 10, 2008 - discursive
Posted on 01/10/2008 5:47:20 AM PST by secret garden
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".
discursive \dis-KUR-siv\, adjective
1. Passing from one topic to another; ranging over a wide field; digressive; rambling.
2. Utilizing, marked by, or based on analytical reasoning -- contrasted with intuitive.
The style is highly discursive, leap-frogging forwards and backwards across the decades, without ever sacrificing thrust or clarity.
-- Nicholas Blincoe, "Spirit that speaks", The Guardian, August 21, 1999
Rather than being a limiting influence, the time restrictions seem often to have compelled ensembles and soloists to condense and distill arrangements and to edit potentially discursive solo performances.
-- Richard M. Sudhalter, Lost Chords
He is in general a discursive politician: Start him talking and you cannot get him to stop.
-- Dan Balz, "President Endures Embarrassing Week", Washington Post, March 15, 1998
Discursive comes from Latin discurrere, "to run in different directions, to run about, to run to and fro," from dis-, "apart, in different directions" + currere, "to run."
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....
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!
welcome back greg!!!
God bless you. It will come along.
A+ and a hearty welcome back!
One day I took them to the Mall and they were stunned that our prices were so much better. They loaded up with jeans and tshirts - and shoes! They said I spoiled them with cooking and accomodations - so I told them that is what we do in America! lol
Now this is disconceting. Rush is being taken in by Hillary’s feminine wiles.
“I Think It’s Only Fair ... [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
... that since Rush’s previous comments on Hillary’s looks got much attention, this be noted for the record: He just said on his show that “Hillary was sexy” during her New Hampshire acceptance speech. “
Is Rush having a breakdown?
I’ll give you a hint.
Rush spent the first 50 minutes plus showing how women voted for Hillary because they thought she was being mistreated by the male media.
So that might explain why he said she looked sexy giving her victory speech in NH.
Just associating the word sexy with a clinton makes my skin crawl....
What ever it takes to keep her out of the White House.
Even if old Rushbo has to take one for the team :)
Better him than me... lol
I'm thinkin the same thing.
A+ for you. I like it when they turn on each other.
If we fall for it again, we’ll get what we deserve. A for you!
Honey, I was arisen and ashinin' and outta da house well before 8:48 this morning!!!!!
The annual health department inspection of the kitchen at the Lodge was today. Because we were running a bit late after Bingo last night we went in this morning to really make sure everything was up to snuff.
We passed with flying colors, but the dumb stuff we got called on totally amazed me. The flour and sugar canisters have to be labelled --- mind you, these are clear plastic containers we keep the BAGS of sugar and flour in. A dented can of green beans had to be gone ---- I dropped the can when I was putting it away last week and that is why it was dented.
I so dislike dealing with bureaucrats -- I need a nap!
Good for you, passing the inspection. The kids are out and off to school by 8am every day but today they kept them an extra 30 minutes due to the severe weather which had already blown through by then. I just hope they cancel sports practices and try-outs tonight but I doubt they will. I’ve got a sickly kid I’m trying to get better.
Q: Explain liberalism in your own words.
A: Umph gmack blorf glunk.
OW — I hope your kiddo gets better quick!
It was nailbiting time for a while during the inspection — 2 new inspectors this time around.........
He came home and went straight to bed.
Probably the best place for him to be :)
Hooray!!! They actually cancelled the try-outs for tonight since we’re under a tornado watch until 7. Yay!
-is he SINGLE again? That is just SICK......even bill would admit that!
I understand the “Yay” for the cancellation — but not for the reason :)
you are right there in the thick of things too, dixie. the kerry/obama embrace was in charleston wasn’t it?
Now that you mention it, he is....
I sure help that I didn’t leave anyone. Thanks one and all
for the hearty welcome back. I, personally, really appreciate all of your kind thoughs, and I will not be a stranger!!
FReeper withdrawl symptoms can be really seriously disturbing, as I miss all of you friends who have kept me in the loop.
I am really looking forward to this daily posting once again..
Thanks again for all of you
OK, where’s the sub? Gunfight at the OK corral last night?
I overslept after the debate as I knew FRed was in charge and I could relax and sleep well. ;^)
We’d be happy to put you on the list to sub for the subs.
I’m certain you would and I would be delighted to do that, if one of the subs stubs their toe, etc. I just can’t guarantee my availability on a recurring basis given the vagarities of work.
You are purposely going Norm Crosby on the word vagaries to pretend you can’t do it, aren’t you? ;)
The older you get, the easier it is to fool people into believing you’re senile.
My dad has me convinced he is well on the path.
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